Winner 1993

Angels of Change


Thirty years ago, four little girls died in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. The blast shocked the world and galvanized the civil rights movements in America. The senseless loss and stirring legacy of Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carol Robertson, and Denise McNair are the focus of this inspiring documentary by WVTM-TV in Birmingham. Producers Gene Kirkconnell and Ken Strickland, and producer and reporter Tracy Haynes detail the tensions in Birmingham which led to the bombing and the arrest and conviction of the man responsible. The legacy of these Angels of Change and the 16th Street Baptist Church live on in the rebuilt church and the community center dedicated to the young girls. To help ensure that Addie Mae, Cynthia, Carol, and Denise will not be forgotten, a Peabody Award goes to WVTM’s Angels of Change.