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Tue September 10, 2013

History Matters: Remembering the Birmingham bombing and the racial climate 50 years ago

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 2:54 pm

U.S. Congressional leaders will host a ceremony today at the Capitol to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to four young girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Commentator Gary Joiner recounts what occurred 50 years ago.

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