The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan. This caused the killing of four girls, Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, and Carole Robertson. A few moments before the bombing, the girls had been in the restroom discussing about their first days at school. The church was an important part of the African American community in Birmingham and the bomb came without warning. This event helped make sure that the Civil Rights Act was passed.