4 little girls [DVD](based on Goodreads ratings)
Published by HBO Home Video, New York
Bib Id 693665
Description 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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0783118155 : $19.98
4 little girls [DVD]
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Four little girls
by HBO Home Video, New York :
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture and shown on HBO television.
"The story of four young girls who paid the price for a nation's ignorance"--Container.
Director of photography, Ellen Kuras; editor, Sam Pollard; music, Terence Blanchard.
The Birmingham Campaign was launched in 1963. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists were soon jailed, but it was the participation of the children that advanced the momentum of the Birmingham movement. They marched alongside the adults and were taken to jail with them as well. Because the 16th St. Baptist Church was close to the downtown area, it was an ideal location to hold rallies and meetings. On Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 1963, dynamite planted by the Ku Klux Klan, exploded in the building. Under the fallen debris, the bodies of four girls were found. Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley died because of the color of their skin. Features archival film footage, home photographs, comments by surviving family members, and interviews with local and national figures of the time.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.