Obama honors girls killed in 1963 church bombing
May 25th, 2013
08:39 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama honors girls killed in 1963 church bombing

(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday awarded posthumous Congressional Gold Medals to four African-American girls killed in a Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing that became a key and tragic moment of the civil rights movement.

Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all 14, and Denise McNair, 11, were killed during Sunday services on September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church.


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  1. J'Cincinnati'Redd

    What took place on that date was truely a low point for america. May God,continue to watch over the soul of the four beautiful girls and their family.

    May 25, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    St.Paul says "We are ..willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord "(2nd Corinthians 5: 8)
    "having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better" (Philippians 1: 23)

    May 25, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. J'Cincinnati'Redd

    As a country, it time for all of us to come together.

    May 25, 2013 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |