Members of Congress are honoring four black girls at the Alabama church where they died in a Ku Klux Klan bombing 50 years ago.
About a dozen members of Congress applauded families of the girls during a commemoration Friday at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
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.
A bomb detonated outside the church on Sept. 15, 1963, killing the children.