Commemorating 50 Years Since the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

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  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Will House Medal
  • Stained-Glass from Church Donated to Smithsonian
  • Day of Service
  • Memorial Unveiling
  • Eric Holder and Condoleezza Rice Panel Discussion
  • National Readings of Four Little Girls Play
  • Commemorating the 1963 Birmingham Bombing
  • Congress Awards Congressional Gold Medal

Day of Service

More than 5,000 volunteers in Birmingham, Alabama, took part in a day of service to commemorate the church bombing on Sept. 11. Volunteers cleaned up city parks, libraries and communities from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. At 4 p.m., Grammy-winning gospel singers CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin performed.

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