Arts / Faith and Humanities / Campus Community

Art Memorializes Anniversary of 16 St. Baptist Church Bombing

September 23, 2022

Painting called 10:22AM.

New work by Hiawatha D. is now part of art collection at the Chapel of St. Ignatius. 

On Sept. 15, Seattle University remembered, mourned and reflected on the horrific bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., that took place 59 years ago. On this anniversary, a new art piece was unveiled on campus at the Chapel of St. Ignatius, memorializing the lives of those lost on that day.

The work, 10:22AM by artist Hiawatha D., honors Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, the four young girls who were killed in the racially motivated attack.

The SU community is invited to stop by the chapel to view the painting and reflect upon this significant moment in our nation’s history and our call toward healing, reconciliation, equity and justice.