When the Blast Occurred: Remembering the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

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Adult Calendar

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Teens , Adults
Registration for this event will close on September 13, 2022 @ 6:00pm.
There are 45 seats remaining.

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The 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church killed four young girls, injured dozens of others and shocked the world. Using interviews conducted by the FBI, this talk recalls the experiences of people who were inside the church at the time of the blast. Presenter Jim Baggett is Head of the Department of Archives and Manuscripts at the Birmingham Public Library and Archivist for the City of Birmingham. He has served as president of the Society of Alabama Archivists, Chair of the Jefferson County Historical Commission, and as a trustee for several historical associations. Jim has lectured throughout the U.S. and in Europe and has been featured on Alabama Public Television, Alabama Public Radio, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN. He has authored two books on Alabama history, edited three others, and has written more than fifty articles. This is a free program, but seating is limited, registration is recommended. For more information, please call the library at 205-620-6418.


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