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Alabama School of Fine Arts student honors "four little girls" in painting unveiled for Empowerment Week

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A student from the Alabama School of Fine Arts has offered his skills to commemorate the four little girls whose death changed the world 50 years ago. Willie Williams, 17, was chosen to capture the significance More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: Two boys

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Two Birmingham teenage boys were also killed in the aftermath of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963. More>>

A chance to go inside 16th Street Baptist Church -- It was worth the wait

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She waited for four hours just to get inside of the building. The air was crisp and her mood was one of reflection.  On this particular Sunday morning, Annie Wright only had one thing on her mind.  She More>>

Birmingham City students reenact Children’s March

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Sunday evening, over one thousand children and adults gathered to march from Innovation Depot in Birmingham, to Railroad Park. The march was an effort of the Birmingham City School System to reenact the More>>

50 Years Forward: Day of Commemoration

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At three o' clock Sunday afternoon, this week of 50 Years Forward---Empowerment Week observances culminated with a special service at 16th Street Baptist Church, where those four little girls were killed 50 years ago, today. See inside the church service, as their families, local, state and national dignitaries marked that tragic day. More>>

Alabama’s 13 Investigates: The forgotten little boys who died on Sept. 15, 1963

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Alabama's 13 Investigates: the forgotten little boys who died on Sept. 15, 1963.
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Dr. Bill Cosby visits Miles College Friday

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Dr. Cosby met on the field with Miles football players, and talked about important lessons in life. More>>

The Collins Girls Video included

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Sara Collins Rudolph is the only survivor of that horrific bombing in a church bathroom that re-shaped Civil Rights in 1963. She was in that same bathroom at 16th Street Baptist Church when the bomb went off killing four other little girls... including her 14-year-old sister. Collins Rudolph reflects on her scars, her feelings about that awful day, and, race relations in Birmingham. More>>

Jamie Foxx hosts "Human Rights" concert Video included

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Entertainer Jamie Foxx hosted "The Concert for Human Rights" last night at the BJCC where thousands showed up to celebrate the milestones and to recognize the Civil Rights Movement. More>>

INTERVIEW: Film Director Spike Lee speaks of his roots to Alabama, during 50 Years Forward

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Film director Spike Lee stopped in Birmingham Sunday to be a part of the Day of Commemoration to honor the girls killed in the church bombing 50 years ago this day. More>>

50 Years Forward: Photo gallery of scene outside 16th Street Baptist Church Sunday

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A compilation of photos of the scenes near the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Sunday, during lunch hour. More>>

50 Years Forward: Church bells tolls for 4 little girls Sunday

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The church bell tolled each time for each of the 4 little girls killed in the explosion, which happened September 15, 1963. More>>

50 Years Forward: President Obama issues statement honoring "four little girls"

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President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday afternoon, on the Day of Commemoration of the Birmingham church bombing: More>>

"The Distance to Downtown"

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Today, we pause and remember a moment in the Civil Rights Movement that pierced the hearts of many --- the bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church. Four little girls were killed. More>>

Child Foot Soldier: "Water hoses felt like hot grease in my face"

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As we celebrate 50 Years Forward, we can't forget about the brave children who put their lives on the line in the fight for Civil Rights. More>>

Today marks 50th anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing tops Sunday morning news

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Alabama's 13 Ashley Roberts has your morning news for 9.15.13. More>>

Education summit with Dr. Bill Cosby held at BJCC Video included

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One program yesterday was aimed to get young people to look to the future by reflecting on the past. Entertainer Bill Cosby was the honorary chair at the education and entrepreneurial summit at the BJCC. More>>

Statue unveiled in honor of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victims Video included

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and yesterday people gathered to see the unveiling of a new statue in honor of the four little girls who were killed. More>>

Four Little Girls: Denise McNair

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Fifty years ago four Birmingham families were forever changed when a bomb was placed outside a women's bathroom at 16th Street Baptist Church on September 15th, 1963. Four little girls were killed that day, the youngest, 11-year-old Denise McNair. Her mother, Maxine McNair and Maxine's daughters reflect on that day and its impact on the world. More>>

Four Little Girls: Carole Robertson

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It's thought today, to be an act of domestic terrorism - racially motivated - the killing of four little girls at church on September 15th, 1963. One of those killed was 14- year-old Carole Robertson. Her sister, now living in Baltimore is in town this weekend as the city marks that tumultuous year.

She sat down Alabama's 13 to talk about her sister, the bombing, and, what she wants people to remember today about the fight for civil rights.
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50 Years Forward: Tom Gilmore

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In 1970, Gilmore was elected the county's first African-American Sheriff. More>>

Empowerment Week continues with panel discussion on International Civil Rights

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Friday afternoon, Regions financial will host a panel discussion titled, "Beyond Suffering and Suffrage: The Past, Present and Future of International Civil and Human Rights." The discussion will focus More>>

Pastor encouraging churches to teach 1963 Sunday school lesson, sermon in memory of four little girls Video included

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Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist of Birmingham and Edgewood Presbyterian Church of Homewood, Ala. are encouraging churches around the nation to teach a lesson on love and forgiveness. More>>

Hundreds came out to watch "The Watsons go to Birmingham"

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It's a day of reflection today in Birmingham's Empowerment Week. Part of the celebration Thursday  included a premiere of the movie "The Watsons go to Birmingham".Many lined up outside of the Alabama More>>

TBN partners with city of Birmingham for Civil Rights commemoration concert

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The religious network TBN partnered with the city of Birmingham to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement. Some famous gospel singers even showed up to participate in the special concert. More>>

Filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee discusses "The Watsons go to Birmingham"

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It's a day of reflection today in Birmingham's Empowerment Week. Part of the celebration today will include a premiere of the movie "The Watsons go to Birmingham". Filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee stopped by More>>

Thousands of volunteers kick off Empowerment Week with "Day of Service" Video included

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Empowerment Week officially kicked off today in Birmingham with a citywide "Day of Service." More than 5,000 people volunteered throughout the community. More>>

"Four Little Girls' to posthumously receive Congressional Gold Medal today

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The "Four Little Girls" will receive recognition today for their role in the Civil Rights movement. At 2 p.m., Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and other officials will posthumously bestow the Congressional More>>

Documentary takes a look back 50 years to 1963

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The City of Birmingham continues to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement.  A new film premiered highlighting the changes in the city's government over the past 50 years.The More>>

Reading program aims to share civil rights history, boost reading literacy

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When fourth grade students return to class next week, a shiny new book, The Watson Go to Birmingham, will greet them.
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Birmingham Mayor William Bell takes part in Philadelphia's July 4th celebration

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The City of Birmingham was honored this July 4th in the City of Philadelphia. More>>

Coca Cola chooses Birmingham to debut Limited Edition Glass Bottle

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Coca Cola chooses Birmingham to debut their new Limited Edition Glass Bottle which will have the "50 Years Forward" logo on it... More>>

BCRI hosting Juneteenth Culture Festival today

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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is taking parts in the 50 years forward commemoration, along with the city of Birmingham. More>>

Wells Fargo announces support for Birmingham's "50 Years Forward"

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Wells Fargo announced its involvement in many programs associated with Birmingham's 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Movement. More>>

16th Street Baptist Church has new Civil Rights Tribute

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New lights illuminate Birmingham's sky in honor of Civil Rights heroes of 1963 More>>

Students to march in Birmingham today, honoring 63' Children's March

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50 years ago today, on  May 2, 1963, more than a thousand children in Birmingham, Alabama left their classroom and hit the streets of Downtown Birmingham heading toward City Hall.
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Birmingham Museum of Art commemorating Civil Rights Movement through eyes of contemporary artists

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The Birmingham Museum of Art is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of several contemporary artists. "Nearly fifty years after a bomb blast killed six children More>>

U.S. Senators and Representatives to meet at 16th Street Baptist Church today

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United States delegates from around the country will be in Birmingham today to honor the Civil Rights movement. More>>

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY 2013: BCRI, Reaching out and Beyond

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a nationally recognized research center and museum with a goal of keeping hard civil rights lesson learned in the past relevant, now and in the future. More>>

UPDATED: 2013 marks Birmingham's 50th Civil Rights commemoration

In 2013, the City of Birmingham will host a year-long 50th anniversary commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement, a half century after the events of 1963. More>>

50 Years Forward: Birmingham prepares to commemorate the Civil Rights Movement

Next year marks half a century since Birmingham's involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. More>>

UPDATE: City of Birmingham launches '50 Years Forward Campaign'

Mayor William Bell launches "50 Years Forward," a campaign commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. More>>

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