A Survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Tells Her Story

Many are familiar with the bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church that claimed four young lives; however, little attention has been given over the years to Sarah Collins Rudolph. Rudolph was also injured in the blasts on September 15, 1963; however, she escaped the rubble. Her sister, 14-year-old Addie Mae Collins, did not. Collins spoke to a few media outlets last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.

In interviews on NPR and Democracy Now, she reveals how been overlooked for decades has hurt her, and she has sought compensation from the city for her medical expenses

Listen and watch below:

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Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or


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