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Martin Luther King's 'Eulogy for the Martyred Children'

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

"These children -- unoffending, innocent, and beautiful -- were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity."

Congress Honors Historic Bombing Victims

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House and Senate leaders on Tuesday awarded Congress' highest civilian honor to four girls killed in the Alabama church bombing nea...

How Children Transformed America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On this 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Children's Crusade it is a time to remember, honor, and follow the example of the children who were frontline soldiers and transforming catalysts in America's greatest moral movement of the 20th century.

Birmingham Church Bombing Families Split Over Honor

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 06.12.2013 | Black Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Relatives of four black girls killed when Ku Klux Klan members bombed an Alabama church are split over how to mark the crime 50 ye...

What The Inauguration Means To Me

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Patterson

The significance of Obama's inauguration resides in the sweat, blood, and tears shed by our forefathers so that people of all races, creed, and gender could share in the American inheritance.

A Long Way From Birmingham

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

The four little girls from Birmingham were taken from us before they had a chance to witness a better America. But next week in Denver, their spirits will be very much alive.