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16th Street Baptist Church

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Address: 16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
Phone Number: 205-251-9402
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Description: Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this...
Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this church in 1963. The girls are remembered with a shrine in the crypt where they died, and a vibrant stained glass window donated in sympathy by the people of Wales adorns the historic church.
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Well kept landmark of the civil rights movement

Powerfully moving history, and the building is extremely well kept. Across the street is a memorial to the girls who died, and a stature of MLK. Worth a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If the history of the civil rights movement in the USA is of interest to you then you ought to visit this place where 4 young black girls died because of a group of white supremacists planted a bomb just outside the church. And it is just across the street from the Civil Rights Institute and Ingram park where a... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Powerfully moving history, and the building is extremely well kept. Across the street is a memorial to the girls who died, and a stature of MLK. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I enjoyed being in the church, watching the video, and listening to the presentation. I learned something that I did not know before about the bombing. I will withhold this information as I think that visitors should hear it for themselves.The gentleman giving the presentation was very good at pointing out the structural damage done to the church and the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was a total waste of time. Too much politics involved. The staff was very opinionated. You could not browse without someone sharing their opinion.

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bethesda, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Across the street from the civil rights museum, this historic site is a must see. Beautiful stained glass windows.

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Laguna Woods, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Take a few minutes and don't just drive by but stop and enter the church - to see PIX of what transpired here - another reminder of the senselessness of violence!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

An amazing part of American history. Fantastic tribute to yound and old who led the civil rights movement.

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Birmingham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This church has lots of historic value, however to visit the small museum in the basement is a spirit filled experience. It's a must see if you visit Birmingham.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were planning on going to the church after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and we were sad to find out it was closed, but we popped our head in and the one director said we could come in quickly to see the photos and some of the artifacts. Boy were we lucky! It is stepping back in time to... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went here with our church family. It was very emotional when we toured where the little girls memorial was set. In the lower part of the church you are not allowed to take pictures. The church is beautiful and big. Great experience.

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