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Historical Perspective of "To Kill a Mockingbird": 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

8th Grade Human Rights Novel Study. Getting a historical perspective.

16 Street Baptist Church Bombing - Info

During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama , served as an organizing center for rallies and marches for racial desegregation, the process of ending the enforced separation of blacks and whites in public places. Many renowned civil rights leaders, such as Fred L. Shuttlesworth (1922–), Dick Gregory (1932–), Ralph Abernathy (1926–1990), and Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968), used the church as their headquarters at one time or another.

Citation Link - Benson, Sonia, et al. "Birmingham Baptist Church Bombing." UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, vol. 1, UXL, 2009, pp. 159-160. U.S. History in Context, Accessed 20 Mar. 2018.

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16 Street Baptist Church Bombing

Citation Link BIRMINGHAM: BOMBING, 1963. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 31 Aug 2017. Accessed 20 Mar 2018.