Thursday, 15 September 2016

53rd anniversary of bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, US

(part of the 16th Street Baptist Church Birmingham after the bombing...)
In this terrorist attack on 15 September 1963, described by Martin Luther King as “one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity”, four girls are murdered and 22 other congregants sustain varying levels of injury
(John Coltrane Quartet, “Alabama” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: live, Jazz Casual Productions {host: Ralph Gleason}, 7 December 1963])

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