Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Denise McNair were killed when a bomb went off at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. They were getting ready for Sunday school.
I was the same age as they were. Of all the violence of those years, this act stays with me the most. NPR carried a story about the long path to justice for the murderers.
This past week, Congress awarded the four girls a Congressional Gold Medal.