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Tue April 29, 2014
Birmingham Church Bombing And Other Stories From Civil Rights Movement
Just two and a half weeks after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was bombed, injuring 22 and killing four little girls. Fifty years later, we’re just beginning to learn about a “fifth girl” who made it out alive. WGBH News reporter Clennon King sat down with Sarah Collins Rudolph this morning to find out what brings her to Boston.
Diane McWhorter was born in Birmingham and wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of her hometown. She now lives in Cambridge.
Sandy Jaffe is a documentary filmmaker who also grew up in Birmingham. She now lives in Watertown.