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Oliver, C. Herbert Report on Birmingham

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.11 Author/Creator: Oliver, C. Herbert Place Written: Birmingham, Alabama Type: Typed document signed Date: 20 September 1963
Pagination: 1 p. ; 35.4 x 25.7 cm

One circular letter dated September 20, 1963 addressed to members of the Inter-Citizens Committee. Document mentions the scene at the bombing at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, also includes a list of other attacks committed against the African American community either by policemen or others. Signed by Rev. C. Herbert Oliver.

16th Street Baptist Church bombing took place on Sunday, September 15, 1963. Four Ku Klux Klan members planted 15 sticks of dynamite which killed four girls and injured 22 people. This served as the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement which propelled support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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