On September 15, 1963, four little black girls attending Sunday school at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, a central meeting place of the civil rights movement were killed and many others were injured in a racist bombing. Outrage over the incident and the violent clash between protesters and police that followed helped draw national attention to the hard-fought, often dangerous struggle for civil rights for African Americans.
Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, 24, female guard at the Stutthof concentration camp, hangs from the neck after being executed for atrocities during her "career." She and several others were hanged near Danzig on 4 July 1946. Barkmann brutalized female prisoners viciously and selected women and children for the gas chamber.