The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church is a Romanesque-Byzantine house of worship in Birmingham that was built in 1911. It is most notable as the site of the bombing in 1963 that killed four young girls during the civil rights movement. The church is an important stop in the Birmingham Civil Rights District. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006 and is part of Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, designated by Pres. Barack Obama in 2017.
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Photograph by the the George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division