Saturday, September 15, 2007
Still in our hearts and prayers
Addie Mae Collins (aged 14)
Denise McNair (11)
Carole Robertson (14)
Cynthia Wesley (14)
and 22 more were injured
In Birmingham, Alabama ... on this day in 1963, at about 10:25 a.m., when 26 children were walking into the basement assembly room for closing prayers after a sermon bombs exploded. Four girls were murdered. And 22 other people were injured.
I was 14 years old. I mourned them and prayed for them ... and I still do.
I invite you to watch Spike Lee's 4 Little Girls. It's a really good documentary about this subject.