4 Little Girls Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed by four members of a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated racist group. Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, four African-American girls between the ages of 11 and 14 who had been attending the church's Sunday school, were killed in the blast. Director Spike Lee's somber 1997 documentary tells the story through new interviews and archival footage.

Cast: Maxine McNair, Helen Pegues, Harold McNair

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Home Box Office (HBO), 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Keywords: 1990s, Father, Pursuit, Quest, 1960s, Mother, Sacrifice, Murder

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)