Carole Robertson

Carole Robertson was a 14 years old girl that lived in Birmingham, Alabama.
She played the clarinetist, and was preparing to make her first appearance in the school band.

She used to walk in white neighborhoods to sell aprons and potholders that her mother had made.

She and her friends used to take part in the Sunday morning’s sermon in the 16th Street Baptist Church,
a known church for civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King Jr.

On September 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan perpetrated a terrorist attack in that church,
by placing dynamite sticks under the church’s stairwell.

At 10:22am, the bomb exploded.
Carole Robertson and 3 of her friends were killed. More than 20 people were injured.

None were prosecuted until 1977 through 2002,
because FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover did not believe an all-white jury would ever convict them.

Birmingham became known as “Bombingham.”

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