September 15, 2013 marks 50 years since the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.
The explosion killed four young girls and the event became a focal point in the Civil Rights Movement.
Commemoration ceremonies will take place across the nation this weekend with the reading of the play Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963.
Atlanta’s reading will take place Sunday evening at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College.
In this interview WABE’s John Lemley speaks with Afemo Omilami, the co-Director for Atlanta’s reading.
In the audio files below, you can hear excerpts from each of the four girls from Atlanta’s reading, where they talk about their parts and share their own thoughts.Ebony Billups as Addie Mae Collins
Shaunya Evans as Carole Robertson
Jordan Rice as Denise McNair
Taylin-Destiny Morris as Cynthia Wesley