Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four little girls were killed; white supremacists were responsible. Christopher McNair, who lost his 11-year-old daughter in the blast, spoke with NPR yesterday. "I didn't even cry for 3 or 4 months after the bombing," he said. "I guess I felt I had to hold everyone else together." Mr. McNair still lives in Birmingham: "Where would I have gone, 45 years ago, where things would have been any different? I was still black." [NPR]
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