“The Fifth Little Girl”: Birmingham Church Bombing Survivor Still Seeks Compensation 50 Years On

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– Fifty years ago this week, four young girls — Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins — were killed when the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The bombing came less than a month after the landmark March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Hundreds gathered in the nation’s capital last week to honor their memory when lawmakers posthumously awarded the girls the Congressional Gold Medal. We’re joined by Addie Mae’s sister, Sarah Collins Rudolph, who is often referred to as the bombing’s “fifth victim.” Just 12 years old when the church was attacked, Collins Rudolph was hit with shards of glass, lost an eye and was hospitalized for months. Today, she continues to live in Birmingham, suffering from the physical, mental and emotional effects of the bombing. She says she has yet to receive any compensation.

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USA: Oklahoma City Bombing Rescue – 1995 | Today in History | 19 Apr 16

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On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring 500.

As rescuers in the US continue to search for bodies in the remains of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, family and friends are gathering together to pray for loved ones.

With the reality of this fatal blast hitting home, many are now gathering at this church in Oklahoma City to pray their family members can be found alive in the rubble and wreckage of the Alfred PA. Hurrah Federal Building.

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16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

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Four girls were getting ready for a church lesson entitled “The Love That Forgives” on the day the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed. Get to know some of the people involved in this terrible event in this exclusive video from Studies Weekly.

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Greenwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL – 16th Street Bombing Victims

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When Greenwood’s owners went bankrupt, they abandoned the grounds, leaving the cemetery marred by exposed bones, sunken graves and toppled tombstones. The city took over Greenwood in the 1990’s, sponsoring several cleanups and paving a road there.

I have tried to research the history about this cemetery but have only discovered that it is the oldest African-American cemetery either in AL or in Birmingham. There isn’t much information available on-line. I have read good and bad about this cemetery. However when I visited in July of 2013, expecting the worst, the grass was cut and landscaping neat. It was clean and I didn’t see trash about. It appeared that the city is doing their best to maintain perpetual care. I’ve seen much worse.

What makes this cemetery special, is that there are three of the 16th Street Baptist Church murdered victims buried there. Without an office to ask for help, I was luck that after walking around for a while I was able to locate their graves.

It was thirty years before Addie’s sisters could bear to visit her grave, and when they saw its neglected state, they immediately arranged to have Addie Mae moved to another, better maintained cemetery. However, workers who opened the grave recoiled in shock: It was empty devoid of casket and corpse. No one can know with certainty who took the body or why.

Willam J. Clinton: Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Speech

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President William Jefferson Clinton’s Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address. Delivered 23 April 1995 in Oklahoma City, OK. Complete transcript, and audio mp3 at:

Victims of 1963 church bombing remembered

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The four young girls who were killed when their church was bombed by a white supremacist 50 years ago were remembered. The bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama changed the course of the nation’s civil rights debate, reports Natalie Tejada of CBS affiliate WIAT.

50 years after 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Birmingham

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The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The racially motivated explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Check out my video with 16th Street Baptist Church administrator, Lamar Washington talking about the moment in time we will never forget.

16th Street Baptist Church bombing victim shares thoughts after attacker’s parole is denied

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Sarah Collins Rudolph, victim of the 1963 bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, shares her thoughts after a parole hearing for bomber Thomas E. Blanton Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, in Montgomery, Ala. Blanton was denied parole and will co

16th St. Baptist Church Bombing – 1963 | Today In History | 15 Sept 17

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On September 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were eventually convicted for their roles in the blast.)

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16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (Witness #32)

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On September 15 1963, four young black girls were killed in a racist bomb attack against a church in Birmingham, Alabama in the US. The Baptist church at 16th .

DC Students Pay Tribute to 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

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Fifty years ago, the racially motivated bombing of an African American church in Birmingham, Alabama killed four little girls. The attack became a milestone in the American civil rights movement and galvanized support for the equal rights campaign. Chris Simkins reports.

50 years ago, Baptist church bombing shakes nation

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Tonight, a few lives remembered from the Civil Rights era. They would have been in their early 60’s now — grandmothers, perhaps. Denise McNail, Carol Robertson, Addie May Collins and Cynthia Wesley were killed 50 years ago today in one of the worst acts of violence during the Civil Rights Movement. Also remembered tonight, Demetrius Newton, a Civil Rights attorney and Alabama legislator.

Oklahoma City Bombing 15 Year Anniversary: 1st Christian Church

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A church comes to the call of duty on April 19th and weeks after. A place for victims to gather and wait for confirmation on their loved ones’ fate. Aired on KWTV in Oklahoma City/