Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In Memoriam... 16th Street Baptist Church

Today is the 52nd anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Here's the church as it stands today.

It looks as nothing so tragic ever happened there.

The bomb was planted under the stairs. 4 little black girls lost their lives that day.
I wonder what would have become of their lives. 

The first African American female Secretary of State was friends with one of them. She heard the bomb go off at the church while she was at home.

I wonder what would have become of their lives had they lived? What "firsts" would have they accomplished.

We'll never know.  But it does attest to the importance of every child's life.

1 comment:

  1. I thought the same thing about the girls.


Slap the *crickets* out the way, kindly step up to the mike, and SAY something!!