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16th Street Baptist Church

16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
205-251-9402
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Ranked #11 of 43 attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you go to the civil rights museum the 16th St baptist church is right across the street.The video they show is a tear jerker.A MUST SEE

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just across from the civil rights building I love the whole thing no dislikes 4 me except if you love history get there early!!

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Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great architecture and you can walk by and read the plague . God Bless the girls and their families.A really sad part of Birmingham history.

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is one of the epicentres of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. A visit to the church is must for anyone visiting Birmingham and who is interested in learning more about this sad era in American history. Related and highly recommended is a visit to the park across the road with its many poignant monuments to both suffering... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We did not call ahead and schedule a tour (we will next time). There is just a monument outside with no history about what happened but we did enjoy our time since we crossed the street and went to the Kelly Ingram Park.

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Northport, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The guide was very knowledgeable and explained a lot about the history of the building, but did not preach (no pun intended) about the significance of the structure. He allowed people to ask questions and provided a plethora of information about the church, but never inserted his own opinion about events into the conversation.

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

EVERYONE should take the time to visit this memorial church. We should NEVER forget what this nation went through and we ALL should learn the lessons of our past so it will never be repeated. This church is a great place to learn about the rich history this nation has to offer to the world!

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Phone ahead for tours of this important landmark. Tours include a video about the bombing there. Try to get a tour that doesn't involve a school group. We didn't know that's what we were getting when we arrived, and it was fairly crowded downstairs.

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bronx ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

so much history, so much pain! a most visit if in Alabama! this is part of our history. Is so great to experience the things we got to read in books as kids.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Just did a drive by but interesting to see where the Civil Rights movement got it momentum.Also drove by Kelly Ingram Park and the Civil Rights institute

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