Commemorating 50 Years Since the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

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  • Commemorating the 1963 Birmingham Bombing
  • Congress Awards Congressional Gold Medal
  • 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

Congress Awards Congressional Gold Medal

Beneath a bronze statue of Rosa Parks on the U.S. Capitol, a ceremony was held to honor Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair with a Congressional Gold medal, the highest civilian honor, on Tuesday. "The senseless deaths of these children awakened the slumbering conscience of the nation," Representative Terri Sewell, an Alabama Democrat, said at a ceremony, according to Reuters(Photo: Pete Marovich/MCT/LANDOV)

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