16th Street Baptist Church

National Park Service1963-09

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
United States

On a pleasant 70-degree morning, churchgoers make their way up the front steps of the16th Street Baptist Church, a vital part of Birmingham's black community for almost 100 years. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the building, under another set of stairs, someone has placed twelve sticks of dynamite.

Courtesy of the National Park Service.


  • Title: 16th Street Baptist Church
  • Creator: National Park Service
  • Date: 1963-09
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama

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