Today marks the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church
. It took the lives of 4 innocent little girls that day. There will be a dedication of a sculpture in their memory today across the street from the church in Kelly Ingram Park. I think this peace pole at the church says it all.
for today's events.
I heard the Rev. Al Sharpton talking about this on TV. He interviewed Condoleezza Rice, who grew up nearby at the same time. He commented that if former Secretary of State Rice grew up in this neighborhood, who knows what the 4 little girls would have achieved in their lifetimes.
It is stunning that such a horrific act could occur at any time, but especially so soon after the inspiration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech.
How anyone can hate that much is beyond me.
I am not as sanguine as our friend William. Hate is as much a part of the personality of our species as is love, I'm afraid. It will take a lot of social transformation or long evolution to achieve the goals written on the pole. But as long as such statements are made and broadcast, someone will listen.
BTW, The Color Run returned to St. Louis today. Results starting tomorrow.
watched the news coverage last night and i was tickled i could tell Ray 'i was there'!
Such sad history...so glad those little girls are being remembered 50 years later...they're little angels watching over this church these days...
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