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A solemn occasion

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.

A look back: June 3


Industrial High School held its first graduation at the 16th Street Baptist Church.


Mike Shula, future head coach of the University of Alabama football team, was born.

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A look back: February 20


NBA superstar Charles Barkley was born in Leeds.


16th Street Baptist Church was officially dedicated as a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior.

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UPDATE: Birmingham remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK day image

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UPDATE: 9:34 p.m., Click on the image above to view more images from earlier today (30 images, 2 pages).

The Rev. Abraham Woods sits behind the altar at 16th Street Baptist Church Monday afternoon. The Rev. Woods and other Civil Rights figures took part in today’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march which started at Birmingham City Hall and ended at the church with a rally. The march and rally are just a few of the events held today to honor the memory of King.