Black civil rights demonstrators attacked by police water hose. Birmingham, Alabama May 1963.

Black civil rights demonstrators attacked by police water hose. Birmingham, Alabama May 1963.

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1963 - The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, kills four girls and marks a turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. It helps build support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

1963 - The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, kills four girls and marks a turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. It helps build support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Mug shots of Martin Luther King following his arrest for protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham (Alabama), 1963

Mug shots of Martin Luther King following his arrest for protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham (Alabama), 1963

Photograph of Sixteenth Street side of church after bombing, Birmingham Alabama 1963.

Photograph of Sixteenth Street side of church after bombing, Birmingham Alabama 1963.

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Non-violent civil rights demonstrators advocating for an end to racial segregation being hosed by mobilized local police, from the 17 May Life magazine article 'Ominous Spectacle of Birmingham: Racial Hatreds Approach a Flashpoint as a City Counters Negroes' Crusade with Fire Hoses and Fighting Dogs,' Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 1963, photograph by Charles Moore.

Non-violent civil rights demonstrators advocating for an end to racial segregation being hosed by mobilized local police, from the 17 May Life magazine article 'Ominous Spectacle of Birmingham: Racial Hatreds Approach a Flashpoint as a City Counters Negroes' Crusade with Fire Hoses and Fighting Dogs,' Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 1963, photograph by Charles Moore.

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