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Linn, Marjorie Lees Face of a Monster

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.14 Author/Creator: Linn, Marjorie Lees Place Written: Birmingham, Alabama Type: Document Date: 1964 Pagination: 4p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm

One essay written in 1964 by Marjorie Lees Linn regarding the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. Linn's attempts to voice the incredulity she felt after the attack and insults she received criticizing those who committed the attack. "How can responsible, clear-thinking white people possibly believe that there is any excusing such acts or for that matter any excusing their own prejudice against the colored race?"

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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