4 Little Girls

4 Little Girls

Spike Lee examines racism and segregation as he documents a fatal 1963 Alabama church-bombing.

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4 Little Girls


Documentary102 Mins1997

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed by four members of a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated racist group. Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, four African-American girls between the ages of 11 and 14 who had been attending the church's Sunday school, were killed in the blast. Director Spike Lee's somber 1997 documentary tells the story through new interviews and archival footage.


  • Somber
  • Powerful