On Sept. 15, 1963, four Black girls, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair, were killed in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, after a member of the Ku Klux Klan detonated a bomb.
The House voted 420-0 Wednesday to pass a measure that will bring them one step closer to awarding Congressional gold medals to the victims of the Birmingham, Alabama, church bombings in 1963.
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.