Before there was Trayvon Martin who recently ignited race debates in America, four little girls in Birgmingham, AL ignited a civil rights movement. In 1963, four little girls – Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley were killed during the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.
To commemorate the 50 year anniversary, Project 1 Voice held a reading of the play, “Four Little Girls – Birmingham 1963” at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College.
This play connects the audience with the personalities and lives of the four little girls. On hand to view the play were distinguished entertainers, civil rights leaders, and community activists including Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Civil Right leader Rev. C.T. Vivian, Dr. Joseph L. Williams (Salem Bible Church), and Rev. Michael Wortham (Ebenezer Church).
“We did this production so their names will be remembered. That their sacrifice will be remembered”, says co-director Elisabeth Omilami.