Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

By Christina M. Ham

This production is a collaboration between The St. Louis Black Repertory Company and COCA.

Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia D. Morris Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins. This production imagines these four young girls before the terrible event on September 15, 1963— the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Through story and song, the play shines a light on their dreams, their times with family and friends, and the trials and tribulations they faced as children living in a divided and segregationist city. A full chorus sets the tone with spirituals and anthems of the Civil Rights Movement such as “Amazing Grace,” “Oh, Freedom,” and “Woke Up This Morning.”

Directed by Jacqueline Thompson.

Recommended for ages 9+ due to references to violent events and strong language. For more information on the show’s language guidelines, visit

Friday at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

COCA (Center of Creative Arts)

524 Trinity Ave, St. Louis 63130