Jack and Jill Members Celebrate the Legacy of Carole
Special to The Truth
On Saturday, September 28,
members of the Jack and Jill Toledo chapter and their
children gathered at Art Tatum Park to celebrate the legacy
of Carole Robertson. Robertson, a member of the Birmingham
Alabama chapter of Jack and Jill, was one of the four girls
killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist
Church on September 15, 1963. Carole was 14 years old at the
time of her death.
The other three victims of
the white supremacists’ bombing were Addie Mae Collins and
Cynthia Wesley, both 14, and Carol Denise McNair, 11. One of
the perpetrators was found guilty of the crime in 1977, two
others in 2004. A fourth member of the conspiracy died
before he could be brought to justice.
This past weekend’s
commemoration service consisted of a reading by the youth
members of Jack and Jill along with the laying of a stone
tablet in acknowledgement of the former Jack and Jill youth
Carole Robertson’s life
and legacy are celebrated by each Jack and Jill chapter
across the nation in September.