Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 266

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
THE BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING (CIVIL RIGHTS--ALABAMA.) We are MOURNING for the 4 GIRLS that died in Birmingham, Ala. Black paint, stenciled onto heavy white cardboard stock 14 x 22 inches; a few stains, the head of a thumbtack stuck in the bottom margin; diagonal chip to the top right corner. Framed. Pasted to the right side is a 3 x 5 card with the following: 'Here are the names of the four girls that died in the explosion in the 16 Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala on Sunday, September 15, 1963. Caron Rosamond Robertson age 14, Denise McNair, age 11, Addie Mae Collins 14, Cynthia Wesley 14.' Canton, OH: Canton Sign Co, [1963]

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A despicable act, on a list too long to count of despicable acts committed during the period of desegregation, the bombing of the 16th Avenue Baptist Church shocked the country to its core. People in far flung places all over the country felt as though they themselves had lost these innocent children. And they came out to march in protest to the violence. This sign came from Ohio, once an abolitionist stronghold.