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1963 Anniversaries Highlight Civil Rights Lessons

NPR | Sept. 10, 2013 3:05 p.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 7:11 p.m.

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Russell Lewis

On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the four girls killed in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal. The recognition comes after a year of civil rights ceremonies across the South. The events have drawn renewed attention to how the civil rights movement should be taught to a younger generation.

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