16th Street Baptist Church

1530 6th Ave N (at 16th St), Birmingham, AL 35203, United States
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    "beautiful sanctuary"(3 Tips)
    Haley Vay P.
    "choir between Sunday school & worship."(2 Tips)
    The Grio
    "explosion killed four girls and marked a turning point in the Civil"(2 Tips)
    Vivien P.
    "... will let you tour on your own in the lower level, then let..."(3 Tips)
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  • Latonia M.

    Went for the tour the members of the church were very knowledgeable. So much history

    Latonia Mcinnis · 3 weeks ago
  • patrick e.

    The gentleman gave a personal tour just minutes before closing which won me over!

    patrick evans · February 4
  • Haley Vay P.

    Stunning sanctuary space where Dr. MLK, Jr. continued preaching peaceful protest after a bombing that killed 4 girls (11 & 14 years old) who were robing for choir between Sunday school & worship.

    Haley Vay Poynter · August 19, 2014
  • C-SPAN

    The 16th Street Baptist Church was built in 1873 and was moved to its current 16th Street location in 1883. To learn about the history of the church and its tragic past watch this C-SPAN video. Read more

    C-SPAN · June 11, 2014
  • Vivien P.

    The volunteers will let you tour on your own in the lower level, then let you visit the sanctuary. Don't forget to make a purchase in the gift shop.

    Vivien Peterson · May 3, 2013
  • BET

    In 1963, 4 Ku Klux Klansmen planted a bomb near the basement of the church, where children were preparing for Sunday service. Read more facts about African Americans: http://bet.us/BHM

    BET · February 21, 2013

    The first African American church in Birmingham, this was the site of a bombing by the Ku Klux Klan on September 16, 1963, which killed four girls.

    HISTORY · April 24, 2012
  • Joel v.

    Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am

    Joel vs. Joe-L · March 2, 2012
  • Soundtrack F.

    In remembrance to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, who lost their lives in the Sept. 15th 1963 bombing. Join the Revolution: http://ow.ly/8sS8E Read more

    Soundtrack For a Revolution · February 8, 2012
  • The Grio

    The 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The explosion killed four girls and marked a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement.

    The Grio · February 3, 2011

    The grandeur of this beautiful sanctuary brings peaceful closure to the 1963 deaths of four Sunday school girls, victims of a Ku Klux Klan bomb. Check out neighboring Civil Rights Institute. Read more

    USA TODAY · November 22, 2010
  • AL.com

    Pay tribute to the four girls killed here when, on Sept. 15, 1963, ten sticks of dynamite exploded during the Sunday morning service in a racially motivated attack. Read more

    AL.com · August 30, 2010
  • Jerry L.

    Be sure to have a walk through Kelly Ingram park across the street.

    Jerry Lucas · July 7, 2010

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