Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Church Series - 16th Street Baptist Church


Established in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church, it was the first black church in the city of Birmingham. On September 15, 1963, a bomb ripped through the church killing four young girls - Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson and injuring 20 church members. This senseless killing, aimed to slow down the civil rights movement in Birmingham served to propel the movement forward.

4 comments:

Annie Gallitz said...

This is Holy Ground.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful- and hallowed.

FancyHorse said...

A beautiful shot, Virginia. Wonderful lighting.

Bob Crowe said...

I remember going there with you during the day but this light is just gorgeous.