BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Sept. 15 marks the 50-year anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
The memories of the victims continue to live on, and on Friday night the memories will live on in a very special way.
Miles College is presenting the play “The Four Little Golden Girls: The Bombing That Galvanized The Civil Rights Movement.”
The play tells the story of six real women from Miles College who were inspired to become foot soldiers after the attack. It stars Tony Award-winner Melba Moore.
One performance of the play will be put on Friday night at the BJCC, and several more will be performed next weekend.
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Additionally, Birmingham is moving close to a fitting memorial to honor the lives of the four girls killed in the bombing, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair.
CBS42 will air an exclusive behind the scenes trip to Berkeley, California, for the making of the monument. The formation of the monument has been a very personal journey for Elizabeth MacQueen, the artist whose work has been commissioned to memorialize the girls.
The special, entitled “Hope and Honor: A Tribute To Four Girl”, will air at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13.
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