Nearly five decades after they perished in one of the most pivotal moments of the civil rights movement, the four girls killed in the Birmingham church bombing will receive the highest honor Congress gives to civilians.
May 25, 2013
President Obama signs a bill designating the Congressional Gold Medal commemorating the lives of the four young girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing of 1963.
May 24, 2013
Link to NPR Segment-- President Barack Obama signs the Congressional Gold Medal Bill on Friday to posthumously honor the four little girls killed in one of the worst acts of violence in the civil rights era.
A Congressional bill bestowing the highest civilian honor to the victims of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing will get President Obama's signature in a White House ceremony Friday.
April 24, 2013
Four Alabama girls killed in a 1963 terrorist bombing at their church would posthumously receive the Congressional Gold Medal under legislation House lawmakers approved unanimously Wednesday.
April 07, 2013
Everything seems to be falling into place for Terri Sewell, a small town girl who never dreamed she’d climb the political ladder of success as fast as she has.