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Tue September 10, 2013

1963 Anniversaries Highlight Civil Rights Lessons

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 6:05 pm

On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the four girls killed in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal. The recognition comes after a year of civil rights ceremonies across the South. The events have drawn renewed attention to how the civil rights movement should be taught to a younger generation.