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16th Street Baptist Church bombing


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The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday, September 15, 1963. Four members of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter planted at least 15 sticks of dynamite attached to a timing device beneath the steps located on the east side of the church.
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    • Background 

    • Bombing 

    • Reactions and condemnation 

    • Initial investigation 

    • Resulting legislation 

    • Formal reopening of investigation 

    • Later prosecutions 

    • Possible fifth conspirator 

    • Aftermath 

    • Media and memorials