On September 15, 1963, four Black schoolgirls—Addie Mae Collins, Carol Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Dianne Wesley—were killed by a bomb explosion at Birmingham’s Sixteenth St. Baptist Church. This was the 21st time in eight years that African Americans had been the victims of bombings in Birmingham. Dr. King delivers the eulogy at the funerals of Addie Mae Collins, Carol Denise McNair, and Cynthia Dianne Wesley, three of the four children that were killed. Carole Robertson, the fourth victim, was buried in a separate ceremony. Eulogy for Children Killed in Church Bombing View of the outside of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham after the bombing.