Lamont Lilly

Lamont Lilly

Lamont Lilly is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press, Human Rights Delegate with Witness for Peace, and organizer with Workers World Party. He resides in Durham, NC. Follow him on Twitter @LamontLilly.

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The four youth killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963.

One of the most tragic acts of U.S. terrorism occurred September 15th, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama. The murderous bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church is a story that very often goes untold. The lives of four little girls—Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley—were unmercifully snatched away by the Ku Klux Klan just after their Sunday school lesson had come to a close.

On August 28th 1963, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom galvanized hundreds of thousands in the streets of the nation’s capital. On August 25th 1925, A. Philip Randolph helped to establish the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in Harlem, NY. It was in August 1791 that the Haitian Revolution first broke the chains of French colonialism. August marks the Nat Turner Rebellion of 1831 and Watts Uprising of 1965.

Black August Honors Freedom Fighters
Bombing Blacks in the South: The 16th Street Massacre