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    September 15, 1963 - KKK bombs Church in Alabama -

    On September 15, 1963, members of the Klu Klux Klan bombed a predominantly African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. The blast at the 16th Street Baptist Church killed four young girls and injured twenty other people. Despite an investigation by the F.B.I., no one was charged with responsibility for the crime until Robert Chambliss was convicted of murder in 1977. His accomplices, Thomas Blaton, Jr. and Bobby Frank Cherry, were not tried and convicted until about twenty-five years later.

    Learn more about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and the trials of Blanton and Cherry from NPR.








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    Never heard of it until now.

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    Four little girls lives.

    They should have turned that county upside down until they found the guilty party and sentenced them to the chair.

    Bombing/burning churches is especially egregious because it not only kill's people and destroys property, it terrorizes churchgoers. It's an act of cowardice to target a church, especially on that's full of people.
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    The families sued the KKK and won:



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