Little Known Black History Fact: Church Bombing Victims Honored

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    In the midst of the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham civil rights movement comes an honor for the four little victims that died in 1963. On Thursday, May 9th, the Senate approved to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair.  The 420-0 vote is now in the hands of the president for an official sign-off.

    The four young girls, ranging from ages 11-14, died when a bomb planted by racists exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham on September 15, 1963. The bomb blew a hole through a wall in the church and injured 22 people.

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