16th Street Baptist Church
This is the Church which was bombed on September 15, 1963, by members of the Ku Klux Klan, resulting in the death of four little girls. The church wasn't picked at random by the terrorists. Throughout 1963, it had been a rallying point for Civil Rights leaders including Martin Luther King, Ralph David Abernathy and Fred Shuttlesworth. The loathsome attack shocked the whole country, and the following year, president Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.
A small exhibit exists in the basement of the church, commemorating its turbulent yet hopeful legacy.