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On September 15, 1963, on a regular sunday morning in the 16th Street Baptist Church a klan- planted bomb went off killing 4 children and injuring at least 20 others. The church known for a headquarters for civil rights meetings was the perfect target for the white-supremacist. This devastating bombing was known all around the country and was supported by MLK Jr., and started a turn for the best. Even 30 years after the bombing justice was served. The Church Bombing are important to changes to both civil rights and segregation. The church was targeted for its significant size, its location in the middle of birmingham, and its importance to the community. It served as the headquarters for civil rights mass meetings and rallies in the early 1960’s. Later on after the country heard about the bombing MLK Jr. focused on helping the city and church with the “Southern Christian Leadership Conference” (NPS) that started non-violent protests and boycotts. This Campaign/Conference ended up being a success. In 1965 , The FBI office in Birmingham named four suspects for the bombing. “All four suspects were affiliated with group in the KKK” (NPS), but weren’t arrested because of lack of evidence. About thirty years later, the case was reopened with more evidence surfacing, three of the same suspects were sentenced to life and one suspect died a few years before the arrests were made. The bombing was one of the biggest turnarounds of segregation in big cities. It showed that the good in bad cities can get together and make an impact. Also made a big impact in the gains of civil rights in America. This bombing shows that racism is still around and can be stopped with truth and proof. We should care about this act because of its importance to stopping white-supremacist and prejudice acts in the world. Works CitedHistory.com Staff. “Birmingham Church Bombing.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2010, Web. 21 January 2018.                                  .McKinstry, Carolyn Maull, and Denise George. While the World Watched: a Birmingham bombing survivor comes of age during the Civil Rights Movement. Turtleback Books, 2013. Print.National Park Service. “16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (1963) (U.S. National Park Service).” National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Web. 16 January                2018. .