Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., hosted Dr. Carolyn Maull McKinstry on Monday as she spoke about her experiences of the Civil Rights Movement with a message of love, forgiveness, and reconciliation. A story in the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union reported on the event. A portion of that story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Church Bombing Survivor Brings Message Of Reconciliation
Birmingham, Ala., witnessed so many bombings during the Civil Rights Movement that it became known as “Bombingham.”
The most famous of those bombings was at the 16th Street Baptist Church on Sept. 15, 1963, in which Addie Mae Collins, 14; Cynthia Wesley, 14; Carole Robertson, 14; and Carol Denise McNair, 11; were killed when a box of dynamite was placed under the church’s stairs by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
A survivor of that tragedy – Dr. Carolyn Maull McKinstry – spoke to a packed room at Westminster Hall, Grace College, in Winona Lake, Monday evening, bringing with her a message of love, forgiveness and reconciliation.
“I have traveled, to date, to nine countries and 42 states … in the name of love and forgiveness and reconciliation. And I greet you with that love today in the same spirit of love and reconciliation,” McKinstry said.
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