A look back: September 15

09.15.2007 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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16th Street Baptist Church Near Completion Photo Credit - Andre Natta

Photo credit: André Natta

16th Street Baptist Church was bombed. Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley were killed in the blast. The church has recently undergone an extensive renovation that has in part repaired structural damage resulting from the bombing. Click here to listen to a 2003 interview from the Travis Smiley Show about the renovation of the historic church.

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Johnnie Robinson was killed by police after throwing rocks at a squad car.

Virgil Ware was shot and killed while riding on the handlebars of his brother’s bicycle in Docena.

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