1963 church bombing survivor at Eureka High School
[Text and video by Rick Khamsi.]
Carolyn McKinstry was only 14 when a bomb went off in her church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four of her young friends. Here, she tells Humboldt County, California students and community members about her childhood in the segregated south and the American Civil Rights movement from her perspective. Carolyn says a major reason for her to be speaking out now is that hate speech is becoming, once again, a major part of the American scene. She said that hate cannot kill hate. Only love can kill hate. Her intention is to encourage others to ally themselves with the loving spirit that leaders like Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught were the basis of progressive social change.
[Video parts 2 and 3.]