On September 15, 1963 began as just another day in the height of the civil rights movement. In Birmingham, though, what seemed like a normal day took a tragic turn when a dynamite blast at the 16th Street Baptist Church took the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Denise McNair and Cynthia Wesley.
Watch CBS42’s Emmy Award winning special, entitled “Hope and Honor: A Tribute to Four Girls”, which originally aired in September 2013, above. “>If there is no video player above this than click here.
The half-hour documentary is both a tribute to the four girls martyred in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church but also a behind-the-scenes story of the efforts to remedy the lack of an official monument to the girls.