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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    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 bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the March on…

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  • 13th Amendment 150th Anniversary Ceremony
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    150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

    President Obama and congressional leaders spoke at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which formally abolished…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights…

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  • Congressional Leaders Honor 1963 March on Washington
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    50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

    Dignitaries spoke at a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Following the invocation and the presentation of the colors, congressional…

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  • Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony
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    Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of abolitionist, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled and dedicated in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The ceremony included invocations,…

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  • Rosa Parks Statue Dedication Ceremony
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    Rosa Parks Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled and dedicated in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. She was the first African-American woman to have a statue in her honor in the Capitol. President…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to honor the service of the Montford Point Marines, the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. They…

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  • Slave Labor and US Capitol Construction
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    Slave Labor and U.S. Capitol Construction

    Many slaves helped build the U.S. Capitol, including Philip Reid, who supervised the casting of the bronze statue which stands on the Capitol dome. Recently, House and Senate leaders…

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