16th street baptist church bombing memorial http://apr.org en Congressional Black Caucus Marks Bomb Anniversary http://apr.org/post/congressional-black-caucus-marks-bomb-anniversary <p></p><p>Members of Congress are honoring four black girls at the Alabama church where they died in a Ku Klux Klan bombing 50 years ago.</p><p>About a dozen members of Congress applauded families of the girls during a commemoration Friday at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.</p><p>Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia recalled crying at the sight of the church after the blast. The Alabama native was a civil rights organizer at the time.</p><p>A bomb detonated outside the church on Sept. 15, 1963, killing the children.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:07:58 +0000 The Associated Press 37877 at http://apr.org Congressional Black Caucus Marks Bomb Anniversary Statue of Birmingham Bombing Victims Heads to Ala http://apr.org/post/statue-birmingham-bombing-victims-heads-ala <p>A memorial to four girls killed in a racist church bombing in Birmingham 50 years ago is headed to Alabama from California.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; A sculpture of the bombing victims is being shipped by truck from where it was created at the Mussi Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, Calif.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; It's scheduled to begin the trek eastward on Wednesday, and the sculpture is supposed to arrive in Alabama by next week.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The piece will be installed and unveiled Sept. 14 at a downtown park near the scene of the bombing.<br> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:31:19 +0000 The Associated Press 37229 at http://apr.org Statue of Birmingham Bombing Victims Heads to Ala