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Carole Robertson
Addie Mae Collins
Cynthia Wesley
Denise McNair
Sept. 15, 1963
16th Street Baptist Church

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4 little girls... This too is America! #bydhttmwfi
 
The fight we fight today is for our own liberation and humanity, but still also and always for them. #4LittleGirls #16thStBaptistChurch
 
On this day in 1963, 4 little girls were murdered when a self-proclaimed white supremacist set off a bomb inside the 16th Street Baptist Church.
Remember their names.
#FourLittleGirls
 
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😭💔 It seems like yesterday to me. I saw my teacher mourn over the tragic loss of her niece Carole Denice McNair. I graduated three years later & I vowed to never miss voting. My passion will forever be, fighting for civil rights! pic.twitter.com/SURTMXuXe7
 
This day is etched in my body & mind, not least because I’m a native of Bessemer, AL, near B’ham. Sept 15th was my mother’s birthday (she wld have been 93 today). We were eating cake when we got the news the worst, most evil, in the city’s history of bombings. #Bombingham
 
This government has NEVER protected #ADOS from white rage then and now.
 
My grandparents shared this story with me when I was 5. I remember my grandfather saying somethings were just too painful to ever forget.
 
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Now if anyone wants to see a true documentary watch 4 Little Girls by Spike Lee! Excellent documentary about these girls!
 
Thought about this as my husband and I headed out to church this morning .... our three daughters are the same ages 😞
 
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We’re learning that the Adas Israel Synagogue in Duluth was deliberately burned down 56 years *to the day* after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. They are still terrorizing people in their places of worship.
 
 
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I remember that day. I was a ten year old little Baptist white girl in California. It raised many questions. This and Walter Cronkite covering the Civil Rights movement were the beginning of my education.
 
 
I learned earlier this year about Sarah Collins Rudolph, the 5th little girl, and the only one to survive the bombing. she is the younger sister of Addie Mae Collins. Please remember her on this day as well amp.wbur.org/hereandnow/201…
 
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one had a sister who SURVIVED was #BLESSED2 be able2 heard her WITNESS/testimony of what happened that day AND her life and struggles of LIVING after this violence @MoWFilmFest
 
I saw this tweet as I drove up to church to finish my Sunday school preparations and it hit me like a punch to the gut.

I don’t even have anything wise to say. I cannot even fathom that horror in Birmingham. May we never ever forget the past.
 
 
Thank you, Senator Doug Jones, for bringing justice for these victims of white supremacists!
 
If you ever have the chance to visit Birmingham, stop at the 16th Baptist Church. This event always chills me to the core when I think of these young women. It stands in testimony of how hateful words become dreadful, inhuman actions. Think of the lives cut short... at a church.
 
Although I wasn’t alive during this tragedy and the Civil Rights Movement, I will #NeverForget the lives lost so that I can have the opportunities I have today. #4LittleGirls #OurFightContinues
 
#NeverForget

Addie Mae Collins (14)
Cynthia Wesley (14)
Carole Robertson (14)
Carol Denise McNair (11)
 
May we always remember and honor the lives of these girls taken at the hands of hatred and ugliness. Rest In peace. 🙏🏽
 
 
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I'm so thankful for the book Watsons go to Birmingham so kids learn about this every year.
 
Never forget The White Terrorist attack at 16th Street Baptist Church!
 
 
 
These sweet, sweet faces.
 
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We. Speak. Their. Names.
 
Such a horrific act of hate . . . This is why we must stand together against hate, ignorance and bigotry each day. #LestWeForget #StopTheHate
 
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Never forget! 😢 A terrorist attack killed these precious girls. Domestic WS terrorism.
 
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We must never, ever forget
 
Racism is still a scourge in this country....
 
 
 
 
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Innocent children.The lives and dreams lost. The anguish of their families. Who knows what possible contributions these four could have made to our country? Senseless. We must continue to fight & do better in their names.
 
 
 
 
Know their names... remember them.
As you prepare for church today, say a prayer for them.
 
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🙏🏾❤️🌹NEVER FORGET!
 
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Rest in peace angels. We remember you. #CaroleAddieCynthiaDenise
 
Some us have a whole set of “Never Forget”s to remember. Ones where the villains aren’t Nazis, Japanese fighter pilots or Islamic terrorists from far away lands. But our own countrymen.
 
We will never forget you Carole, Addie Mae, Cynthia, and Denise. Love overcomes hate.
 
Never forget this act of terrorism.
 
 
Bless their souls🙏
 
 
 
🖤🖤🖤🖤
 
 
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Heartbreaking still.
 
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# I will never forget.
 
These little Angels are #NeverForgotten. The impact of their young lives will leave the Ripples of Justice, to roll on like the tide. It will never go away. Love Wins. #CivilRights #amwriting #writing #SundayInspiration #FourLittleGirls
 
 
 
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This must never ever be forgotten. 🙏🏾💔
 
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My heart sinks again at the great loss suffered by the Family and Friends of these precious little girls. Its not a good Sunday... I keep my faith in God... help US!
 
It’s important we Never Forget. This tragedy is a cruel reminder of what can happen when hate is spewed..... As Dr. King said there comes a time when silence is betrayal
 
If I hadn’t read “While the World Watched” I wouldn’t understand as much as I do
 
 
 
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Never forget, RIP 🙏🏾
 
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Eugene Patterson’s crie du cour of a newspaper column after this tragedy is as moving and true today as it was then. #peacebeuponthem
 
 
 
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Such lost potential. Such beautiful faces. May we never forget them.
 
 
 
 
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Bless their souls, these beautiful Black children, victims of mass murder and hate by white supremists. Now there is a master white supremist in the presidency. We must continue to fight for people of color on behalf of these angels.
 
Another September anniversary of terrorists killing Americans on American soil. #NeverForget
 
4 beloved little girls. Think what they might have given to the world 💔
 
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I remember learning about them in 6th grade when I read The Watson’s Go To Birmingham. Powerful story.
 
 
 
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Never Forget these girls!
 
 
 
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Beautiful Black girls!
 
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There is a 5th girl. She survived and has serious survivor guild. She was never offered and help or support. 😞😪
 
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may their names never be forgotten
 
 
If you ever go to Alabama take a chance to visit this church it is still functioning as a full church!!!
 
 
 
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NEVER FORGET The same White Nationalist that killed little girls then are the SAME White Supremacist who put little girls in camps today
 
 
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Beautiful little girls... so very sad & horrible.
 
 
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I crawled inside myself today, and got quiet when I realized it was the anniversary of the 16th Ave Babtist Church bombing. There were so many terrible things that happend in those days. This had such a profound effect on me even as a child. They were just young girls like me.
 
 
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