An excerpt from the film “1963: The Year That Changed Everything”
This segment covers the bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham. Thomas Blanton, later convicted of that bombing is now being considered for parole. Sarah Collins Rudolph (the fifth surviving victim of the church bombing and sister of Addie Mae) talks about the events that day in 1963.
1963 changed the direction of the country and Birmingham, Alabama was front and center through it all. “1963- The Year That Changed Everything” chronicles many of the events that happened that year. See and hear first-hand accounts of the boycotts, the Children’s March, the integration of the University of Alabama, and the tragic bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. This film offers unique insight into the conditions so prevalent in the South at the time, and the bravery of those who were determined to change things. The film features special appearances by Carolyn McKinstry, Shelley Stewart, Sara Collins Rudolph, Barnett Wright, Joe Langston, Dr. Jesse Lewis and some of the unsung “foot-soldiers,” who as children, marched and were jailed.
A film by John Jenkins. 59 Minutes. Wide Screen. HD.