Alabama governor apologizes to 1963 church bombing survivor

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Rights era church bombing that killed four black girls. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. This comes in response to a survivor's request for reparations. Sara Collins. Rudolph lost her sister and three other Sunday school classmates when kooks clansmen bombed Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. 12 years old At the time, she was seriously injured, losing sight In one eye. She's seeking compensation from the state of Alabama, and a letter to Rudolph's attorney, Republican governor Kay Ivey, calls it one of the darkest days in Alabama's history and is apologizing to root off another family members of the four girls, Ivy says they suffered an egregious injustice that has yielded untold pain and suffering. Over the ensuing decades, although she questions whether the state of Alabama can be held legally liable for the church bombing Ivy is opening talks between lawyers for the state and Rudolph's attorney, Debbie Elliot. NPR NEWS The Centers

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