NAACP Honors "Four Little Girls"
Posted on Sep 12th 2012
By: SEVEN WEAVER | Via News Release
On September 15th, forty-nine years ago, during a service titled "The Love that Forgives," a bomb went off at Birmiingham's 16th Street Baptist Church killing four little girls. The bomb, set by members of the KKK took the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair.
The NAACP will mark the anniversary at churchs across the country by seeking to register new voters. The organization is asking individuals to pledge to register 16 new voters on Sunday, September 16.
An NAACP news release says the organization is "committed to defending the freedoms these girls never lived to see. Our most fundamental freedom- the right to vote- must be preserved."