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While the World Watched- Timeline
Transcript of While the World Watched- Timeline
Timeline Chapters 13, 14, 15 A member of the Klan shot and killed Medgar Evers, who was a Civil Rights leader that was a part of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Evers was pulling in his driveway, when Byron De La Beckwith shot him. Carolyn Maull won the all black Gaston Spelling Bee, out of her city, county, and state. May 1961 On Sunday morning at 10:22 am, the Klan bombed Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. This killed four young African American girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, and Cynthia Wesley.
The Klan bombed the church because they thought there were too many people attending the church that were against segregation. September 15, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed.
This lost lots of hope for the blacks because JFK was fighting to end segregation, and now he was gone. November 22, 1963 The Klan bombed a black neighborhood ten days after the church bombing. Thirteen minutes later, a second bomb went off in the exact same spot. September 25, 1963 At 3 o' clock in the morning, the Klan bombed the Crowell's house. The Klan did this because the Crowell's were having too many white people over at their house, and they were black. April 1964 On the same day the Crowell's house was bombed, Alabama Governer George Wallace came to the neighborhood and gave a speech saying they were going to have revenge on the perpetrators. Earlier at his inaugural speech he was declaring, "Segregation today! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation Forever!" The blacks were confused about why he cared to come to this black neighborhood and say something that totally contradicted with what he had said earlier. April 1964 Kirk, Carolyn's brother, had become more quiet over the years, after the bombings. He was a very smart young person, that enrolled as one of Birmingham's Phillips High School's first black students. He came home with a C on his report card, and the teacher "mistakenly" gave him the wrong grade. Eventually, he earned an MBA from Auburn University. He never married or fathered children. He died in November 2000. November 2000 Carolyn was asked to preach about Psalm 23 at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. She started to study this verse every night. This verse corresponded to her daily life, and it kept her going through the rough, segregational times. several weeks and months after the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Bapist Church