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Last parent of a child killed in 1963 church bombing dies

US Maxine McNair

Birmingham, Alabama, USAP The last living parent of any of the four Black girls killed in the 1963 Alabama church bombing died Sunday. She was 93.  Maxine McNair’s family announced her death in a press release. A cause of death was not given. Maxine McNair, right, and Jewell Chris MacNair, seated at left, parents of […]

UK prayer wall builders to give a million bricks to social housing projects

Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer

Those behind the construction of a new “prayer wall” in the UK have announced they plan to donate a million bricks to social housing projects, enough to build 100 new homes. The ‘Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer’ will be located on the outskirts of the city of Birmingham and, taking the form of a giant […]

Alabama Governor apologises to ’63 church bombing survivor

Sarah Collins Rudolph and George Rudolph

AP Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has apologised to a survivor of a racist 1963 church bombing that killed four Black girls, calling the blast an “egregious injustice”, but declining Wednesday to pay restitution without legislative involvement. Ivey, responding to a request submitted by an attorney for Sarah Collins Rudolph, said the bombing of the 16th […]

Survivor of 1963 US church bombing seeks apology, restitution

Sarah Collins Rudolph and George Rudolph

AP More than a dozen sticks of dynamite planted by Ku Klux Klansmen exploded at a Birmingham church in 1963, killing four Black girls. The “fifth little girl”, Sarah Collins Rudolph, survived but still has shards of glass in her body from the blast that took her sister, her right eye and her dreams of […]