BIDEN VISITS BIRMINGHAM FOR 56TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHURCH BOMBING
By WVUA 23 Reporter Monae Stevens
On the morning of Sept. 15, 1963, at 10:22am, a bomb detonated the east side of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
Most church members escaped the horror, but underneath the rubble, four young black girls were found dead: Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair.
On Sunday, former Vice President and current Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden was in Birmingham honoring their memories along with the church’s congregation.
“It is only with persistent effort, it is only with fortitude in our actions, it is only with faith in ourselves and the future that may yet be that change comes- sometimes slowly, sometimes all at once, and progress continues,” said Biden.