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Birmingham remembers 1963 bombing

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ENSLEY - AL -

The city of Birmingham and the NAACP remembered 1963 and the bombing at the house of the brother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Saturday.

The event was at First Baptist Church of Ensley where Alfred Daniel King served as pastor.

His house was bombed May 11, 1963. Two bombs exploded minutes apart. King, his wife, Naomi and two children escaped without injury.

Naomi King was the guest speaker at the event, Saturday, and says remembering this event is imperative to embrace our future.

"I am very much concerned about children, in that if they have not been taught by their elders and have not been made aware of the issues that brought their parents and all of us to the point that where we were...my greatest concern is that they might have missed something by the parents at that time," King said.

Since the bombing, King has ventured into motivational speaking.

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