• As Goes The South: Remembering Our 5 Little Girls And Mapping A Way Forward

    2 days ago - By Essence

    Say their names: Addie Mae Collins. Cynthia Wesley. Carole Robertson. Carol Denise McNair. On September 15th, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, 4 little Black girls attending Sunday service at 16th Street Baptist Church lost their lives after members from the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb to disrupt worship, and to drive a stake in the movement for civil rights at that time. But, as many people may not know, there was a fifth Black Girl, Sarah Collins , who was blinded by the blast but survived. The trauma she experienced that day and for years after, reminds me of the many Black girls who are...
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