Petitioning Cheryl A Kidd, Council Administrator Birmingham, Alabama City Council and 5 others

The fifth little girl who was severely injured in the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing Deserves Restitution...NOW!


Because Love Wins:  Sarah Collins Rudolph deserves compensation from the city of Birmingham and the state of Alabama for the rabid climate of hatred and violence its leaders fostered and advocated throughout the civil rights era. Sarah Collins Rudolph is the fifth little girl who was injured in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four little girls readying for Sunday school. Her sister was killed in the bombing. She lost an eye, suffered severe cuts throughout her body, and has endured years of surgery and medical problems as a result of the bombing --sometimes without health insurance- - and has lived in poverty for the past 50 years. She has been ignored and given no recognition of the many losses she has had to endure as a result of this horrendous hate crime. It is shameful that she has been cast aside.

Many historians mark this national tragedy as the tipping point in the Civil Rights Movement; the moment in which the country understood the extent of segregationist violence. This was an act of homegrown governmental sanctioned terrorism. 

Other victims of terrorist acts have access to reparations, endowments, and/ or victim funds to help them recover and yet Sarah Collins Rudolph has had to struggle alone and forgotten for 50 years. It is time to act! Will you please sign this petition to present to the Birmingham city council to provide her with restitution, and pay her past, present and future medical bills.  We are petitioning the White House and the Justice Department to provide reparation and/ or restorative funds to Sarah and her family.

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http://www.npr.org/2013/01/25/170279226/long-forgotten-16th-street-baptist-church-bombing-survivor-speaks-out

 

Letter to
Cheryl A Kidd, Council Administrator Birmingham, Alabama City Council
Mayor of Birmingham, AL Mayor William Bell
Alabama State House
and 3 others
Alabama State Senate
President of the United States
Alabama Governor
Crime Victim Reparations, Restitution, and Recognition
Sarah Collins Rudolph deserves compensation from the city of Birmingham and the state of Alabama for the rabid climate of hatred and violence its leaders advocated throughout the civil rights era. Sarah Collins Rudolph is the fifth little girl who was injured in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. She lost her sister, an eye, suffered severe cuts throughout her body, and has endured years of surgery and medical problems as a result of the bombing --sometimes without health insurance- - and has lived in poverty for the past 50 years. She has been ignored and given no recognition of the many losses she has had to endure as a result of this horrendous injustice. It is shameful that she has been cast aside. Other victims of terrorist acts have been given access to reparations, endowments, and/ or victim funds to help them recover and yet this woman has had to struggle alone and forgotten for 50 years. We implore you to provide her with a stipend in recognition of the violence your city advocated during the Civil rights era campaign which indirectly led to her injuries, and provide Mrs. Rudolph with medical assistance for the rest of her life.