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Alabama's governor apologized to a woman who survived a KKK bombing of a church that killed 4 Black girls in 1963, including her sister. Sarah Collins Rudolph, then 12, lost an eye and had glass fragments in her body for decades. It took 40 years to bring attackers to justice.

Sarah Collins Rudolph has sought restitution for years following the 1963 Alabama church bombing in which she lost sight in her right eye. This week, after 57 years, a formal apology from the governor of Alabama brought her one step closer to resolution.

Sarah Collins Rudolph has sought restitution for years following the 1963 Alabama church bombing in which she lost sight in her right eye. This week, after 57 years, a formal apology from the governor of Alabama brought her one step closer to resolution.

Sarah Collins Rudolph has long appealed to leaders in Alabama, asking for restitution after she survived the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Now, a formal apology from the Governor of Alabama brings her a step closer to restitution.

Sarah Collins Rudolph has sought restitution for years following the 1963 Alabama church bombing in which she lost sight in her right eye. This week, after 57 years, a formal apology from the governor of Alabama brought her one step closer to resolution.

“There should be no question that the racist, segregationist rhetoric used by some of our leaders during that time was wrong,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a letter responding to Sarah Collins Rudolph, a 1963 church bombing survivor. Read the letter:

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized to Sarah Collins Rudolph, a survivor of a Ku Klux Klan bombing that left her severely injured and killed 4 Black girls, including her sister, in 1963.

Alabama's governor apologizes to Sarah Collins Rudolph, a survivor of the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, and says government ready to discuss reparations

After 57 years and multiple pleas for an apology and compensation, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized to Sarah Collins Rudolph, the survivor of the 1963 KKK bombing of a Birmingham church — but didn't commit to financial restitution.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has apologized to Sarah Collins Rudolph, the survivor of the 1963 KKK bombing of a Birmingham church, whose lawyers assert the attack was "motivated" by the racist rhetoric of past state leaders.

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Dynamite planted by the KKK exploded at a Birmingham church in 1963, killing four Black girls. Sarah Collins Rudolph lived but still has glass in her body from the blast that took her sister and her eye. She seeks an apology from Alabama and restitution.

"Why would someone put a bomb [in] our church and kill those girls?" In 1963, four young black girls were killed in a racist attack at a US church Sarah Collins Rudolph survived, but her sister was killed

Sarah Collins Rudolph, who survived the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, is asking the state for restitution. The bombing killed four Black girls ages 11 to 14, including Rudolph’s sister.

Sarah Collins Rudolph, who survived the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., is asking the state for restitution. The bombing killed four Black girls ages 11 to 14, including Ms. Rudolph’s sister.

In 1963, four black girls were killed in a racist attack on the 16th Street Baptist Church in the US city of Birmingham, Alabama. Sarah Collins Rudolph, who survived the bombing, aged just 12, says their deaths forced the attackers to confront their hate

Sarah Collins Rudolph calls herself the "fifth little girl" of a deadly 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. She has spent her life coming to terms with the physical — and mental — fallout from the attack. ()

Sarah Collins Rudolph calls herself the "fifth little girl" of a deadly 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. She has spent her life coming to terms with the physical — and mental — fallout from the attack. ()

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