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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2004, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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4 Black Girls in Birmingham, AL

On this day, only 41 years ago, 4 black girls, Cynthia Wesley(14), Denise McNair (11), Carol Robertson (14) and Adie Mae Collins (14) were killed in a Church bombing in Birmingham, AL during Sunday school services. The subject lesson that day was, "The Love that Forgives." So sad that a few hours later young lives would be destroyed by hatred and intolerance.

This was the era of desegregation. This particular church, the 16th Street Baptist Church, was a staging point for Blacks demonstrating in a five week campaign that brought some lunch counter desegregation and improved some job opportunities with the help of Dr. Martin Luther King.

I shudder to think that 41 years, really isn't that long ago...

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2004, 08:14 PM
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"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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Very sad t the same year when J.F. Kennedy was killed
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2004, 12:08 AM
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Yeah 41 years isn't that long ago despite what people choose to believe...

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2004, 02:00 AM
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There was a time, and a time when most Americans today were alive, when terrorism was the norm in the United States.

Too bad 'the War on terrorism' doesn't include going back and putting real effort into finding the perpetrators of the thousand of bombings and lynchings perpetrated against Americans, on American soil, from 1870 to 1965. Especially in the many cases where government officials were complicit in those terrorist attacks.

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Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
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wow that was a long time ago. Thats crazy.




















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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2004, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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There was a time, and a time when most Americans today were alive, when terrorism was the norm in the United States.

Too bad 'the War on terrorism' doesn't include going back and putting real effort into finding the perpetrators of the thousand of bombings and lynchings perpetrated against Americans, on American soil, from 1870 to 1965. Especially in the many cases where government officials were complicit in those terrorist attacks.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2004, 03:27 PM
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Did yawl see Spike Lee's documentary on the girls? It is so good. I cried a lot but learned a lot also.
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