Many events shaped 1963 into a transformative year for Birmingham. Here are the highlights.
United States Attorney General Eric Holder was stricken with emotion Sunday in Birmingham, Ala., as he reflected on the murder of four young girls who died 50 years ago after a bomb detonated during the Sunday school hour.
Read CNN's 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing Fast Facts and learn more about the attack on an Alabama church that killed four African-American girls.
A poem that expresses the irony that the streets were safer than the church that was bombed in 1963.
In May 1963, hundreds of children, some as young as six years old, faced police dogs, fire hoses and arrest, to march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama.
There's a stark difference between how the national press covered the events of 1963 in Birmingham and how Birmingham's papers covered their own city.