What event three weeks after the March on Washington showed Americans that change was needed?

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Jun 2, 2016

The bombing of an African American Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15th, 1963, by the Klu Klux Klan.


On the morning of September 15th, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed. The church had an African American congregation and had been a key meeting place for demonstrators campaigning for civil rights. The bomb had been planted at the church several hours earlier by members of the Klu Klux Klan and detonated before a service, killing four girls and injuring hundreds more. The shocking attack and the resulting casualties caused many to refocus on the necessity of civil rights for all in the United States.