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"A LOVE THAT FORGIVES"
The Sermon Maruee Proclaimed at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama on September 15. 1963.
A seeming usual Sunday. However on this day at 10:22 am. Four young girls; three 14 year olds and
one 11 year old were murdered by a bomb planted by members of the Ku Klux Klan. A fifth girl, a survivor,
was blinded in her right eye. Two young boys were also murdered that day in two different locations in the city,
six children lost, all in a single Sunday β€” a day that moved the conscience of our United States

The Four Spirits

Cynthia D. Morris Wesley
Murdered
Girl Scout, loved reading Sang in the choir, ushered in the church, played piano and clarinet, loved dogs, aspired to be a teacher like her parents.
born: April 30, 1949

Denise McNair
Murdered
Denise wanted to work in the field of social justice
born: November 17, 1951

Addie Mae Collins
Murdered
Loved sports, softball was her favorite, enjoyed helping others
born: April 18, 1949

Carole Rosamond Robertson
Murdered
Girl Scout, straight A student, school band, science club, Jack & Jill of America member
born: April 24, 1949

Virgil Ware
Murdered
While riding on the handle bars as his brother, James Ware, pedaled
born: December 6, 1949

Johnny Robinson
murdered
Shot in his back while leaving a chaotic group of youths by a Birmingham police man
born: 1947

Sarah Collins
Survivor: 5th child
Sarah was found wandering among the concrete stairs, she was blinded in her right eye

Photograph of a bench CC BY 2.0 26th Feb 2019
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5500 β„… Flickr Importer
Smithfield, Birmingham, AL, United States of America
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