Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Four Little Girls
16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama that took the lives of four young girls: Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair. At the invitation of the event's organizer, a nice woman named Honey, we returned an hour later to listen to the rhythms of a drum circle, a brief talk, and the reading of a moving poem about the tragedy by a mother-and-daughter pair in matching white dresses (second from bottom photo).
The garden site is adjacent to the recently rehabbed Mary's House, a drug and alcohol recovery center.