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American Artifacts: Race & Civil Rights in Alabama

Bomb fragments & shrapnel - 1962 Bethel Baptist Church bombing

Bomb fragments & shrapnel - 1962 Bethel Baptist Church bombing

Birmingham, Alabama
Sunday, February 9, 2014

In this American Artifacts program, we visit the Birmingham Public Library for a look at items related to the history of race and civil rights in Alabama. These include a slave baptismal register, bomb fragments & shrapnel from one of the Ku Klux Klan bombings of Fred Shuttlesworth's Bethel Baptist Church, and the jail docket listing the arrest of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1963 Civil Rights demonstrations.

Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:13am (ET)

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