Birmingham Church Bombing

Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963.

Dark Day in Civil Rights Era.

In one of the attacks against African Americans in 1963, four young African American girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama. Here are some “Fast Facts” from Read those facts and consider the questions below.


Questions for Reflection:

1. Who was suspected of the bombing?

2. How did people respond to the bombing?

3. What events took place in Alabama over the following two years?

4. What government entities and non-government actors were involved? What kind of success did they have?