AWARDING CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL TO ADDIE MAE COLLINS, DENISE McNAIR, CAROLE ROBERTSON, AND CYNTHIA WESLEY
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E562]
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AWARDING CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL TO ADDIE MAE COLLINS, DENISE McNAIR, 
                  CAROLE ROBERTSON, AND CYNTHIA WESLEY

                               speech of

                         HON. KEITH J. ROTHFUS

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 24, 2013

  Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, I want to commend my colleagues from 
Alabama, Ms. Sewell and Mr. Bachus for their work on H.R. 360. I was 
pleased to support awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae 
Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley in 
commemoration of the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist 
Church. Bestowing this honor is a fitting tribute to these young girls 
who are martyrs in the cause for freedom and justice. May we never 
forget the sacrifice of these young girls and their families and the 
impact it had on the United States civil rights movement.

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