I actually was fighting back tears. I enjoyed the tour of the church. They showed us were the bombing took place. The inside of the church is exactly how it was during the bombings. They had memorials for the girls through out the church and I learned a few things I did not already know. I almost cryed...the experience was... 更多
The church is a beautiful edifice. It's hard to believe it has such an ugly part in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to try to enter, but I did walk briefly through the park that's across the street from the church, where artwork honors the four little girls died in the church. Worth... 更多
I thought the statues of the little girls was a very awesome tribute. It was a place we could take the kids and give them a glimpse into our history and the issues our country has battled and continue to battle.
The events of September, 1963 are very much a part of the fabric of this vibrant church community. There really isn't a "tour" in the traditional sense. You are seated in the sanctuary and watch a film recounting the events of the bombing. After the docent provides more context and answers questions. The docent who was with our group was... 更多
This church is a sad reminder of the hate filled individuals who thought so little of the lives of other human beings. But, it also inspires us to know that there are still good people in the world. The four little girls did not die in vain. Their death led the way for a better world. The four little girls... 更多
If possible visit this church when you visit the civil rights museum, it's just across the road. A humbling experience when faced with the adversities the congregation had to face.
Easy to find with plenty of free parking. Come in by and feel the freedom and equality energy. This church was targeted back in 1963 by a radical group who bombed the church and killed four children. This was in the era when civil rights in the South were being fought.
Photos and displays in the fellowship hall give the history of the significance of this church. Sitting quietly in the sanctuary gave a chance to remember, contemplate, and commit to a different future.
As a civil rights lawyer, I often reflect on how the tragedy at the 16th St. Baptist church ignited the civil rights movement. I had always wanted to visit. The tour includes a short film of what happened. I felt inspired and devastated at the same time. Rather than be consumed by despair, people rose up. Hard not to get... 更多