Commemorating 50 Years Since the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

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Commemorating the 1963 Birmingham Bombing

On Sept. 15, the nation marks 50 years since four girls were killed in the tragic 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. There have been several ceremonies honoring the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair this year. Take a look at past and future events remembering the lives of the young victims.  — Natelege Whaley

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