Today I joined fellow Kids in Birmingham 1963
contributors who were in town for a weekend long retreat. Each of us were growing up in this city during the Civil Rights Movement and have our own stories to tell. I was fortunate to join the group today for services at the 16th Street Baptist Church
, the site of the September 15, 1963 church bombing. We gathered before for a group photo surrounding Birmingham artists Elizabeth MacQueen's
beautiful memorial sculpture, The Four Spirits
A special thank you to the congregation at the church for a warm welcome. I wish you all could have heard that wonderful message and music. It was very special sitting in that sacred space on this day.
* Many of the members of this group live here in Birmingham are eager to come speak to school or other groups in at the Birmingham area. Contact Ann Jimerson on the website for more information.
The sculpture set really is haunting... but also uplifting.
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