Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims

House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church… read more

House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the March on Washington, a bomb placed by segregationists exploded in Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church claiming the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all girls under 14 years old. The medal was presented in recognition of how their deaths became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. The Congressional Gold Medal represents Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. close

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Program ID:
314945-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 10, 2013
Last Aired:
Oct 15, 2013

Airing Details

  • Sep 10, 2013 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Sep 14, 2013 | 1:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 14, 2013 | 8:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 15, 2013 | 1:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 15, 2013 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 15, 2013 | 1:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 15, 2013 | 11:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 14, 2013 | 3:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2013 | 1:44am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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