People tend to check in during these times:
Went for the tour the members of the church were very knowledgeable. So much history
The gentleman gave a personal tour just minutes before closing which won me over!
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.
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.
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
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.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
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.
Be sure to have a walk through Kelly Ingram park across the street.