Race in America

August 23, 2013

Congress to honor 1963 Birmingham bombing victims

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, congressional leaders announced that they will award the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to the four African-American girls who were killed in the 1963 racially-motivated bombing of a Birmimgham, Ala., church.

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