Collection Highlights: Glass shards and shotgun shell

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
September 13, 2016
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glass shards and shotgun shell
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ten shards of stained glass and a shotgun shell

Created by: Unidentified, September 1963

A collection of glass shards and a shotgun shell collected from the gutter outside the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, at the funeral of the four girls killed in the bombing.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Trumpauer-Mulholland Collection