Big Objects, Big Stories: Ten shards of stained glass
- Tuesday, March 21, 2023
- 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Highlights from the Event
Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object.
About this program: These shards of glass are from the remains of the stained-glass windows of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and were picked up by the donor, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, from the street in front of the Church. In 1963, the church was a rallying place for civil rights activists and a focal point for racial tensions and white hostility. Explore how the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist church awakened the nation and effectively galvanized the civil rights movement.