Marking 40th Anniversary of Church Bombing

September 15 marks the 40th anniversary of a bombing that killed four African-American girls at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Three Klansmen were convicted of the murders — and two of those convictions were handed down in just the past two years. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Maxine McNair, mother of one of the girls killed in the bombing, about what the 40th anniversary means to her.

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