No, truth be told, I wondered why I did not remember these four little girls the way I dutifully remember the Kent State Four.
In memory of four little girls
|The aftermath of the bombing on September 15, 1963. (Birmingham News File/Tom Self)|
Barnett Wright, al.com, writes:
'No screaming, only crying': Witnesses remember infamous Sunday of 1963 church bombing (photos, videos)
"The explosion marked a turning point in the civil rights movement and became a catalyst for change in the United States and ultimately prompted global efforts for equality and human rights.
Today, 50 years later, the Sunday school will teach the same lesson taught that day. And at 10:22 a.m., the exact time of the explosion, the church's bell will toll. This service will cap a week-long commemoration that drew a number of visitors and dignitaries to Birmingham for Empowerment Week -- celebrations that included speeches, panel discussions, concerts, festivals and, more, most revolving around the bombing's anniversary".
There's a sobering documentary at al.com as well in the form of photographs from that not so far off time.