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Sen. Britt marks anniversary of Birmingham bombings

“Today, we solemnly mark 60 years since one of the darkest days in Alabama’s history,” Britt said.

Sen. Katie Britt during a subcommittee hearing.

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt, R-Alabama, released a statement regarding the 60th anniversary of the 16 Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham. 

Britt’s entire statement can be read below:

“Today, we solemnly mark 60 years since one of the darkest days in Alabama’s history. On that Sunday morning in 1963, a truly evil act was carried out – a hateful attack that tragically took the lives of four innocent girls: Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Denise McNair. As a mom, as a Christian, and as an Alabamian, the memory of that day will forever be gut-wrenching. We must always appeal to the better angels of our nature – not the darkest depths of humanity. In our own time, it is imperative that we ensure that the forces of bigotry and racism never again have a grip on our society. Let us all recommit on this anniversary to continue building a more perfect union for all Americans.”

Multiple events have been held all week long in Birmingham commemorating the tragedy.

Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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