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“History!”

16th Street Baptist Church
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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour
Ranked #12 of 95 things to do in Birmingham
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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.
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!

2  Thank Philly-In-Durham
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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.

3  Thank MidwestTrvlLvr
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Reviewed April 17, 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.

2  Thank wearetheones
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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

1  Thank Rhonda A
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

This tour of the church was quick, about an hour. It was very informative, and very sad. I enjoyed learning the history of the church and learning about the 4 little girls that lost their lives that dreadful day in September. I also learned that there were two little boys that lost their lives that day as well. One was killed for throwing rocks at the scene, shot dead while on his bike by policemen that day and the other was killed by a white teen that had just left a hate rally! So six children lost their lives that day over senselessness. This tour is for everyone, all races. This tour focuses on love, forgiveness and human rights. The church itself is beautiful, it has some of its original stained glass windows. The church also focuses on a gift from Wales, and artist from Wales heard about this horrific event and wanted to do something special for the church. As a result, this artist did the most beautiful stained glass window.

4  Thank TonifromOhio
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