Preserving the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Carolyn McKinstry has been a member of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., since she was 2 years old, and was friends with Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Addie Mae Collins, and Carole Robertson — the four girls killed in a bomb blast at the church in 1963. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with McKinstry, who serves as chairperson of the 16th Street Foundation Inc., responsible for raising money to preserve the 130-year-old landmark church.



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