'They are the martyred heroines of a holy crusade for freedom and human dignity'
On Sunday 15 September 1963 four Klansmen bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Four young girls died. Martin Luther King delivered their eulogies, and wept as he did so.
It’s sixty years today since this gut wrenching moment in American history, the murder of four young girls as a result of a racist attack on an African American place of worship.
A few days later, Martin Luther King Jr delivered a eulogy for three of the four victims, Addie Mae Collins, Carol Denise McNair, and Cynthia Diane Wesley. A separate service w…