House Floor Speech - Remembering the 16th St Baptist Church Bombing

Apr 24, 2013

 

I’m glad the House passed a measure today to honor Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Denise McNair who were killed by a bomb blast at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL back in 1963.
 
By posthumously awarding these four a Congressional Gold Medal we remember the part their tragic deaths played in our nation’s history and the civil rights movement.