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“An Emotional reminder of the Civil Rights Movement”

16th Street Baptist Church
Ranked #7 of 99 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 19 March 2017

This is an absolute must see and is a Beautiful Church and you can feel and see the History surrounding the Civil Rights Movement.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A powerful, poignant reminder of the Civil Rights Movement and the loss of 4 innocent, young lives. This church has been lovingly restored and preserved by its religious community. You can feel the reverence of this place. Lest we forget.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Four little girls -- the park across the street -- the firehouses -- the dogs --- let's not repeat this in America by oppressing those whose rights are being suppressed. May we do the right thing in God's eyes.

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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.

Thank hsbvim
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