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16th Street Baptist Church

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Identification

16th Street Baptist Church
222024

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
romanesque revival

Usages

church

Facts

  • On Sunday morning, September 15, 1963, this was the site of the infamous 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, which served as the emotional catalyst resulting in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
  • Throughout the American Civil Rights Movement, this served as a meeting place for many civil-rights leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy and Fred Shuttlesworth.

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Location

600 16th Street North
1526-1530 6th Avenue North
600 16th Street North
35203
Fountain Heights
Northside
Downtown
Birmingham
Alabama
U.S.A.

Technical Data

3
1911

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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