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Exhibition Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

DAWOUD BEY. Fred Stewart and Tyler Collins, Birmingham Museum of Art. Birmingham, Alabama, 2012. (From the series <em>Birmingham: Four Girls, Two Boys</em>)

Dawoud Bey. Fred Stewart and Tyler Collins, 2012. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (57.00.00)

DAWOUD BEY. Fred Stewart and Tyler Collins, Birmingham Museum of Art. Birmingham, Alabama, 2012. (From the series Birmingham: Four Girls, Two Boys)

This series commemorates the death on September 15, 1963, of four young girls killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and two boys shot later. The girls and boys in these photographs are the same ages today as the murdered children were in 1963, and the adults are the ages the children would be had they survived the ensuing fifty years.