’63 Sixteenth Street Pastor passes away

11.17.2007 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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On a day that seems to be forever connected intrinsically with the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963, yet another link has formed, albeit a sad one.

The Birmingham News breaking news blog and various other news outlets (including the AJC)are reporting that The Rev. John H. Cross Jr., pastor of the church at the time of the 1963 explosion, passed away on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 82.

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