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Gardner-Webb University devotes a January Dimensions program each year to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of love and reconciliation. That legacy was, perhaps, never better honored at Gardner-Webb than this month, when Carolyn McKinstry, a native of Birgmingham, Ala., and a veteran of that city’s tumultuous Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, shared her testimony with the Gardner-Webb student body. A lifelong member of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, McKinstry was present on Sept. 15, 1963, when white racists bombed the Church, killing four of her friends.
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Office of University Communications, "Civil Rights Champion Becomes Ambassador for Love and Hope" (2012). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1959.