Monument to 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victims nearing completion

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — CBS42 has been following the making of a monument to the four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

Sculptor Elizabeth MacQueen has completed a critical stage of work on the final figure.

Macqueen and her team have finished clay, mold and waxing work on statues of Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, Denise McNair and Addie Mae Collins.

PHOTOS: Building the Four Spirits Inc. monument

The finished bronze sculpture will be placed at the entrance of Kelly Ingram Park in September.

MacQueen won a contest by Four Spirits Incorporated, a committee organized with the goal of placing a fitting memorial in the city to honor the lives of the girls.

More information on the plans for the memorial can be found by clicking this link.

MacQueen’s webpage can be found by clicking this link.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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