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Screening of Spike Lee’s film to commemorate Birmingham Bombing

SpikeLeeOn September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded in a basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four little girls and injuring more than 20 others. The act of terrorism, motivated by racial hatred, galvanized the civil rights movement in America.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that turning point in the civil rights struggle, the UT Libraries will host a screening of Spike Lee’s documentary film, 4 Little Girls.

4 Little Girls
directed by Spike Lee
screening at noon, Friday, Sept. 13
129 Hodges Library

Books relating to the civil rights movement are on display at the Hodges Library 2nd floor entrance. For more in-depth study, consult our research guide on the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing.

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