1963 birmingham bombing victims posthumously presented with congressional medal of honor.

Sep 11, 2013 · WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate leaders on Tuesday awarded Congress' highest civilian honor to four girls killed in the Alabama church bombing nearly 50 years ago that became a watershed ...

Apr 14, 2013 · BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A woman who survived a 1963 Alabama church bombing that killed her sister and three other black girls in one of most heinous crimes of the civil rights era said she ...

Apr 25, 2013 · The four young victims of the infamous 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama are one step closer to being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest civilian honor. The House voted unanimously to posthumously award Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair with the honor.

The four victims of the Birmingham bombing are not the only children to be honored with the medal. Roland Boucher, 11, was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for heroism in 1941 after rescuing five playmates who fell through the ice on Lake Champlain, according to a House of Representatives website on the medal. Apr 30, 2013 · Four young victims of an Alabama church bombing during the Civil Rights movement may be receiving Congress’ highest civilian honor, Newsone reports. By a 420-0 vote, the House on Wednesday ... Sep 10, 2013 · The Congressional Gold Medal was posthumously presented in Washington on Tuesday to Addie Mae Collins, 14; Carole Robertson, 14; Cynthia Wesley, 14; and Denise McNair, 11. The ceremony was held five days ahead of the 50th anniversary of their tragic deaths inside the walls of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Aug 23, 2013 · They were killed when a bomb ripped through Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church just 18 days after the March on Washington. Apr 25, 2013 · Chairman Hensarling Honors Victims of 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing ... posthumously bestow Congress's highest civilian honor -- the Congressional Gold Medal -- to Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia ...