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"For Such is the Kingdom of Heaven: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church"

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room, Duke Divinity School
Candice Benbow (candice.benbow@duke.edu)

The Black Seminarians Union at Duke Divinity School will host a time of reflection on the events surrounding the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 15, 1963.

The public event, "For Such is the Kingdom of Heaven: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church," will feature remarks by Divinity School professors J. Kameron Carter and Eboni Marshall Turman, and Maurice Wallace, sssociate professor of English and African and African American Studies at Duke University. Marshall Turman is also the director of the Office of Black Church Studies at the school.

The bombing, which killed four African American girls, served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement.