September 15, 2013
Fifty years ago this morning, Addie Mae Collins (age 14), Denise McNair (age 11), Carole Robertson (age 14), and Cynthia Wesley (age 14) lost their lives when a bomb set by the KKK went off in the basement of their church in Montgomery, Alabama.
The four bombing victims were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed on civilians, afterPresident Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 360 in May to posthumously recognize the sacrifice of the four girls.Investigators of Alabama church bombing reflect on the big break that helped them solve the caseSiblings of the victims, 50 years later.Martin Luther King’s 'Eulogy for the Martyred Children'

Fifty years ago this morning, Addie Mae Collins (age 14), Denise McNair (age 11), Carole Robertson (age 14), and Cynthia Wesley (age 14) lost their lives when a bomb set by the KKK went off in the basement of their church in Montgomery, Alabama.

The four bombing victims were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed on civilians, afterPresident Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 360 in May to posthumously recognize the sacrifice of the four girls.

Investigators of Alabama church bombing reflect on the big break that helped them solve the case

Siblings of the victims, 50 years later.

Martin Luther King’s 'Eulogy for the Martyred Children'

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