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The Birmingham Church Bombing; KKK

prezi for ILA, my book: The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963

Sophie Laurin

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By:Sophia Who Did It? At 10:22 A.M., a bomb exploded killing 4 girls that were at Sunday school at the church. The date was September 15, 1963

Plus, 23 other people were hurt by the bomb. Governor George Wallace was blamed for it, but soon they knew he hadn't done it. He was offering a $5,000 reward for whoever arrested or found who bombed this church. The Ku Klux Klan did the bombing on September 15, 1963. People did not know it was coming. The girls that were killed were actually found under rubble inside a bathroom after the bombing. A girl named Sarah Collins lost her right eye during the bombing, and is still alive today. The Klu Klux Klan was founded in 1866. It extended to almost every southern state by 1870. The KKK was a group of people who strongly was against blacks having their freedom. The Ku Klux Klan's members were mostly Confederate Veterans.
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"Thomas Blanton." Murderpedia.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. The Girls Killed in the Church. Denise McNair (11), Addie Mae Collins (14), Carole Robertson (14) and Cynthia Wesley (14). Ku Klux Klan What lead up to this event? The KKK did not want blacks to have their freedom. So they thought that giving them a hard time when they were protesting would make them give up. The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was a black church, also it was a meeting place. For example, Martin Luther King Jr., and other blacks came to meet and discuss. So the KKK bombed it. But the blacks didn't give up. This made them more angry so they kept protesting for their freedom. Kkk. N.d. Photograph. Kkk, n.p "Photo." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 06 Apr. 2012. Web. 07 Mar. 2013. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/>. Photo." En.wikipedia.org. En.wikipedia.org, n.d. Web. <en.wikipedia.org>. "Kkk Photo." Civrights.wikispaces.com. Civrights.wikispaces.com, n.d. Web.
<civrights.wikispaces.com>. About The KKK When? Where? The Birmingham Church Bombing happened at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. It was very scary for many, many people. Especially those who had family in the church at the time. Perspective #1
Sarah Collins Sunday school had just let out, and Sarah Collins was in the basement with her sister Addie Mae and Denise McNair a friend, getting ready to attend a youth service. "I remember Denise asking Addie to tie her belt. Addie was tying her sash. Then it happened." An explosion of 19 sticks of dynamite under a stairwell ripped through the northeast corner of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. "I couldn't see anymore because my eyes were full of glass - 23 pieces of glass," Sarah remembers. "I didn't know what happened. I just remember calling, 'Addie, Addie.' But there was no answer. I don't remember any pain. I just remember wanting Addie."

"I still shake. I still jump when I hear loud sounds," Collins says. "Every day I think about it, just looking in the mirror and seeing the scars on my face. I'm reminded of it every day." Perspective #2
Thomas Blanton Perspective #3
Governor George Wallace Governor George Wallace was not for blacks to have their freedom, and he was the governor of Alabama at the time of the Civil Rights Era. The bomb exploded during his term. Thomas Blanton, was accused of the bombing. He was taken to jail immediately. He was sentenced to life on May 1st 2001. He had planted 19 sticks of dynamite in the church. He was part of the Ku Klux Klan.

"I guess the good Lord will settle it on Judgment Day," he said. Thomas Blanton "Photo Of Thomas Blanton." Murderpedia.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. This video is a song on everything that was going on. Its kind of weird. Birmingham Church Bombing
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