The Common Good
May 2011

Hear the Story of Carolyn McKinstry

by Carolyn McKinstry | May 2011

On Sept.

On Sept. 15, 1963, a bomb planted by members of the Ku Klux Klan exploded near the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls and injuring more than 22 other children gathered that morning for Sunday school. The four victims -- Addie Mae Collins, 14, Denise McNair, 11, Carole Robertson, 14, and Cynthia Wesley, 14 -- were friends of Carolyn McKinstry, who was also 14 years old and walking through the sanctuary of the church when the bomb exploded. Listen as she shares a part of her story in this audio clip.

Interview with Carolyn McKinstry ...

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