The tragedy of that Sunday produced outpourings of sympathy, concern and financial contributions from all parts of the world. More than $300,000.00 was contributed for the restoration of the damaged church. It was reopened for services Sunday, June 7, 1964. A special memorial gift--a large stained glass window of the image of a black crucified Christ--was given by the people of Wales, designed by John Petts. The window is located in the rear center of the sanctuary at the balcony level.
A Gift of Solidarity and Generosity
This stained glass window in the rear of the sanctuary (accessible from the balcony) is affectionately called the "Wales Window" because it was given by the people of Wales after the bombing.
A Brief History of 16th Street Baptist Church. Part 4