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The four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963. From left to right: Carole Robertson, Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, and Cynthia Wesley.

The four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963. From left to right: Carole Robertson, Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, and Cynthia Wesley.

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Remembering Birmingham’s four little girls

Less than one month after the original March on Washington in 1963, a notorious hate group proved determined to prevent progress by coldly and viciously reminding the world of the high price of freedom.