“This act was not an aberration”: The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Matthew Teutsch
Momentum
Published in
6 min readApr 21, 2024

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Book by Bradley Golden, John Jennings, and Marcus Roberts illustrated by Roberto Castro

During the fall of 1963, Angela Davis attended the Sorbonne in Paris as part of Hamilton College’s Junior Year in France Program. Following classes on September 16, Davis asked some of her classmates to wait for her as she bought a copy of the Herald Tribune. Looking over the paper, she came across a headline mentioning the murder of four young girls in a church…

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Matthew Teutsch
Momentum

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