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4 Little Girls

Producer/director, Spike Lee. 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. 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. 1998. 103 min. Reviews and articles: Collins, James. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Time v151, n7 (Feb 23, 1998):86 (2 pages). Britt, Donna. "Celebrating Life Before Martyrdom." (Spike Lee's documentary, '4 Little Girls')(Column) Washington Post v121, n44 (Fri, Feb 13, 1998):B1, col 1, 17 col in. Byrd, Chris. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Sojourners v27, n1 (Jan-Feb, 1998):63 (2 pages). Klawans, Stuart. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Nation v265, n4 (July 28, 1997):35 (2 pages). Leonard, John. "Four Little Girls." (television program reviews) New York v31, n7 (Feb 23, 1998):135 (2 pages). McCarthy, Todd. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Variety v367, n11 (July 21, 1997):38. Millner, Denene. "Remembering Four Little Girls." (Spike Lee's documentary on the 1963 bombing murder in Birmingham of Carole Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Welsey and Carol Robertson while they were in Sunday School) American Visions v13, n1 (Feb-March, 1998):36. Morgenstern, Joe. "4 Little Girls." (movie reviews) Wall Street Journal (Fri, July 18, 1997):A13(W), A13(E), col 1, 7 col in.