WATCH: Rev. Thomas Wilder Jr. shares what his church is doing to help survivors of the civil rights battles

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – On a Sunday 60 years ago, a bomb set by white supremacists blew up the side of the 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four little girls. It was just one of many events that led to Birmingham’s role as a center of the civil rights movement. Today, many of the people who survived the bombings, beatings and battles experience flashbacks and remember their trauma, says Rev. Thomas Wilder Jr. of Bethel Baptist Church, a center for a civil and human rights movement. Bethel was once led by the late Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, whose home was bombed multiple times. Wilder, whose church has just hosted a conference focused on healing, recently shared his thoughts with Black News & Views:

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