Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Four Spirits



The Four Spirits, honoring the memory of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley was created by Birmingham native Elizabeth MacQueen. It stands in Kelly Ingram Park, across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church where they died on September 15, 1963. The bomb that took their lives was planted at the church by four Ku Klux Klan members. Next to the church stands a peace pole that reads, "Let there be peace on earth." Indeed.





3 comments:

William Kendall said...

Poignant, and fitting as a tribute.

Annie Gallitz said...

LOVE this sculpture !! ( it made me cry , when I saw it in person ...) THANK YOU for remembering these girls and this day ......

Margaret said...

These are so beautiful, V!