A solemn occasion

09.15.2008 by AndrĂ© Natta · → Leave a comment

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Four Girls Memorial - acnatta/Flickr

Photo: Four Girls Memorial. acnatta/Flickr

A marker now stands at the corner of 16th Street and 6th Avenue North as a permanent reminder to the Birmingham community (and the world) about the events that took place at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church 45 years ago today. Services were held yesterday at the church to mark the completion of the historic church’s exterior rehabilitation, including the dedication of the new marker, with images representing the four girls killed in the bombing of the church, and the recently installed replacement neon sign.

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