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Bomb-Damaged House in Birmingham
Original Author: Marion S. Trikosko
Created: September 5, 1963
Medium: Photograph

Bomb-Damaged House in Birmingham, Alabama

On September 5, 1963, several African American men and schoolgirls view the bomb-damaged home of Arthur Shores, an attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Birmingham, Alabama. The blast, which occurred the day before, injured Shores's wife. Birmingham experienced a wave of bombings during and after the civil rights demonstrations that took place in that city in 1963. The violence culminated on Sunday morning, September 15, 1963, when members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and killed four young girls.

This photograph is part of the U.S. News and World Report Magazine Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress.

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