Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2012-02-01


The documentary film, 4 Little Girls, will be shown Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in Christenberry Planetarium as part of Black History Month activities at Samford University.  The public is invited free of charge.

Birmingham city councilwoman Carole Smitherman will attend and discuss her role in the 1997 documentary. She was a childhood friend of one of the four girls who died in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church.

Directed by Spike Lee, 4 Little Girls was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary.

The event is sponsored by the Samford chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.   The planetarium is located in Samford’s Propst Hall.