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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
16th Street Baptist Church, American, founded 1873  Search this
Medium:
stained glass
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. (9.2 x 3.2 cm)
Type:
sherds
Place collected:
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 1963
Caption:
Just two weeks after the march, on September 15, 1963, white supremacists planted a bomb under the steps of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The explosion killed four young girls attending Sunday school. This terrorist act was a brutal reminder that the success of the march and the changes it represented would not go unchallenged. In the face of such violence, the determination to continue organizing intensified. These glass shards are from the church's stained-glass window.
Description:
A collection of glass shards collected from the gutter outside the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, at the funeral of the four girls killed in the bombing.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Hate crimes  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Trumpauer-Mulholland Collection
Object number:
2010.71.1.1-.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Religious and Sacred Objects
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d89e9458-53d0-43dc-995f-733e83133abf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.71.1.1-.10