4 Little Girls (1997): Still Reeling From the Day Death Came to Birmingham

Janet Maslin (New York Times) writes, ”Four Little Girls” is Spike Lee’s immensely dignified and moving reassessment of a terrorist crime. This watershed moment in the history of the civil rights movement, the bombing on Sept. 15, 1963, of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., left four young Sunday school students dead (the oldest were 14) and a nation galvanized by outrage and shame. Thirty-four years later, Mr. Lee and the many witnesses he interviews are able to see both the tragedy and the turning point in this event.

4 Little Girls (1997): Still Reeling From the Day Death Came to Birmingham

Janet Maslin (New York Times) writes, ”Four Little Girls” is Spike Lee’s immensely dignified and moving reassessment of a terrorist crime. This watershed moment in the history of the civil rights movement, the bombing on Sept. 15, 1963, of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., left four young Sunday school students dead (the oldest were 14) and a nation galvanized by outrage and shame. Thirty-four years later, Mr. Lee and the many witnesses he interviews are able to see both the tragedy and the turning point in this event.

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Posted on Monday, 25 February
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