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.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.