September 7, 2013

Smithsonian Gets a Piece of 16th Street Baptist

Lonnae Parker, Washington Post

In many ways, the roughly eight-inch-wide stained-glass and metal shard has always acted as a symbol of what the Jimerson family stood for. It rested on a hutch in the dining room and traveled with the Jimersons as they left the deep South. Melva Brooks Jimerson would take it to women’s groups and Sunday school classes when she was invited to talk about the family’s years in Birmingham, Ala., and people would go tearful or silent; or they gasped.

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