She waited for four hours just to get inside of the building. The air was crisp and her mood was one of reflection. On this particular Sunday morning, Annie Wright only had one thing on her mind. She wanted to pay her respects to the sacrifice made by four little girls.
Wright is from New Jersey. She was unfamiliar with segregation from a first-hand point of view until she visited Birmingham, with at the time who was her husband to be. Her late husband was from the Birmingham area.
Wright resided in Birmingham with her husband after they married. She said she has seen a change in the city, however, she believes more change needs to happen.
Wright attended the commemoration service at 16th Street Baptist Church Sunday. She said it was a privilege and felt it was her duty to celebrate the lives and sacrifice of the four little girls who died after their church was bombed.