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The Historical Context of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

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Transcript of The Historical Context of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Connections to the Book
Both the release of " To Kill a Mockingbird " and the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing helped contribute change during the Civil Rights Movement. " To Kill a Mockingbird " was set in Maycomb, Alabama. Ironically, this was also the home of many other important events that happened in Alabama.
Outrage!
The reaction from the bombing was immense. In the aftermath of the bombing, thousands of African American protesters gathered at the church, causing the police force and state troopers to break up the protests. Violence broke out, two young men were killed by police and several more protesters were arrested. The National Guard was called to contain the raging city.
Suspects
The main uspects of the event were the Ku Klux Klan, also know as the KKK. Although, only one of the men part of this organization was convicted. Robert Edward Chambliss, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison
Church Bombing
On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama was an act of terrifying, racially motivated act of terrorism. Four girls were killed and more than 20 other people were injured. The girls killed were around the age of 11-14.
Outrage! pt. 2
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke before over 8,000 people at three of the girls funerals (one of the girls had a private ceremony) fueling the rage of the community.
The Historical Context of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
Guiding Quesions:
How did the Birmingham Church Bombing contributew to the change in the U.S. during the Civil Right Movement?
How does the historical context of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the Birmingham Church Bombing contribute to change during the Civil Rights Movement?
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