Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The terrorists of mid-September

In mid-September, we observe the anniversaries of two cruel, tragic incidents in which heartless, vicious terrorists killed American citizens. One incident, of course, took place in New York City on September 11, 2001.

The other terrorist act occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15th, 1963. Three girls, ages eleven to fourteen, were killed by a dynamite blast set by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, the four girls who lost their lives, were eulogized by Dr. Martin Luther King. Here is King's oration; it is quite stirring.

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