BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch delivers her last speech as attorney-general in a Birmingham church, which was the site of one of the most violent attacks of the civil rights movement.
Lynch will speak Sunday afternoon in the city’s 16th Street Baptist Church. The church was the target of a KKK bombing death of four girls in 1963.
The speech will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. and comes on the eve of the national holiday named for the King.
Lynch’s speech comes days after President Barack Obama signed an order on appointment of Birmingham civil rights sites as a national monument.
The newly established Birmingham Civil Rights as a National Monument will consist of the 16th Street Church and the Birmingham park, where protesters were attacked with fire hoses and police dogs.