16th Street Baptist Church

    "beautiful sanctuary"(3 Tips)
    The Grio
    "explosion killed four girls and marked a turning point in the Civil"(2 Tips)
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  • Latonia M.
    Latonia McinnisSeptember 16, 2015
    Went for the tour the members of the church were very knowledgeable. So much history
  • patrick e.
    patrick evansFebruary 4, 2015
    The gentleman gave a personal tour just minutes before closing which won me over!
  • Haley Vay P.
    Haley Vay PoynterAugust 19, 2014
    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.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJune 11, 2014
    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
  • Vivien P.
    Vivien PetersonMay 3, 2013
    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.
  • BET
    BETFebruary 21, 2013
    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
    HISTORYApril 24, 2012
    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.
  • Joel v.
    Joel vs. Joe-LMarch 2, 2012
    Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
  • 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
  • The Grio
    The GrioFebruary 3, 2011
    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.
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    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
  • AL.com
    AL.comAugust 30, 2010
    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
  • Jerry L.
    Jerry LucasJuly 7, 2010
    Be sure to have a walk through Kelly Ingram park across the street.
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