By Prince Hakeem
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
In the 1960s, the Jim Crow laws of the Old South finally came to a head, and the disenfranchised black people had enough. Led by the vocal Martin Luther King, Jr. peaceful protests began. What was simply a fight, peaceful at that, for equality, became ugly.
One 1963 Sunday morning, three white men, KKK members, took matters into their own hands. Thomas Edwin Blanton, Jr., Robert Chambliss, and Bobby Frank Cherry bombed a local church. All survived, except three little girls, among them Denise McNair.
While Chambliss would go onto serve in the county commission, before finally being convicted and sentenced, the McNair family, along with the families of the other girls, lived miserably. Denise’s father, Chris, would get active in politics, serving in the Alabama State Legislature, elected in 1973. This afternoon, Chris McNair died at the age of 93, after leading a life where he lived the loss of his daughter, daily.
Source: Daily Mail
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