From W.E.B. Du Bois To Black Lives Matter, This New Museum Exhibit Explores The Dual Burden Of Grief And Grievance In African-American Experience


On Sunday, September 15, 1963, four black girls were slain in an explosion at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The bombing was instigated by four Ku Klux Klansmen. “These children,” Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed in a eulogy, “were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic …..


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