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“A Haunting Reminder of the Civil Rights Movement”

16th Street Baptist Church
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US$45.00*
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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour
Ranked #12 of 95 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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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 14 February 2017

A solemn place to visit to remember the civil rights movement. Beautifully kept, you can feel the history that accompanies this location. It is one thing to read about the Civil Rights Movement. It is another thing to visit and feel the Civil Rights Movement.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a real good stop after visiting the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute as it is just across the street and affords you the opportunity to see the actual site where the September 1963 bombing was done by white supremacists. As it was a turning point in the civil rights struggle, it is explained in detail at the institute, but at the church you get to see more detail and feel the solemnness of the event.

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you don't go into the Civil Rights Institute, you can learn history all around starting with this historic landmark. Start your trail here, read the signs and be amazed at all the history that took place in the same steps you're standing in.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Need to arrange tours in advance. Ted was our tour guide and he spoke from the heart and told the important story of this church. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Anyone living in Birmingham or passing through should stop here. It is a solemn place, and if you don't know the history please do some research. As a Boomer the era is still etched in my mind even after all these years. I am a strong man but I wept openly here. America is drifting back to the attitudes of the 1960s. Visit here for the shock we need to prevent it.

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