Vocalist Benita Washington performs during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. U.S. House and Senate Leaders posthumously presented the medals to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, victims of the 1963 Birmingham bombing. The medal is awarded in recognition of how their sacrifice served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.
Vocalist Benita Washington performs during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. U.S. House and Senate Leaders posthumously presented the medals to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, victims of the 1963 Birmingham bombing. The medal is awarded in recognition of how their sacrifice served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. MCT
Vocalist Benita Washington performs during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. U.S. House and Senate Leaders posthumously presented the medals to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, victims of the 1963 Birmingham bombing. The medal is awarded in recognition of how their sacrifice served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. MCT

Congress honors girls who died in ’63 Birmingham church bombing

September 10, 2013 07:36 PM

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