16th Street Baptist Church & Kelly Ingram Park
Monday, May 6, 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The 16th Street Baptist Church and the city of Birmingham drew worldwide attention on September 15, 1963, when 11-year-old Denice McNair, and Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, and Carole Robertson, all 14, were killed in a Ku Klux Klan bombing of the church. The tour includes a visit to the church to learn about its role in the Civil Rights Movement (including an optional video that addresses the church’s history and the bombing), followed by exploration of Kelly Ingram Park. The park was an assembly point for participants in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s “Project C" (for Confrontation), which included organized sit-ins, boycotts, marches, and jailing's designed to end segregation in Birmingham.  Note this is a walking workshop departing from the BJCC.

Session Type
Mobile Workshop