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South Bend group commemorates 50th anniversary of Birmingham Bombing


The Civil Rights Heritage Center spent the weekend commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Bombing that killed four girls.   Sunday a group gathered to make signs that promoted love, peace, and equality for all.  They carried those signs with them as they marched through the streets for a memorial procession.  Event organizers and participants say the bombing in 1963 spearheaded the passage of the civil rights act and today was about making sure it's not forgotten.  "Let's do something different in our lives in our communities to change some of the things that are going on," said Alma Powell with the IUSB Civil Rights Heritage Center.  Event Participant Lamyaa Hussian said, "everybody's human and they shouldn't be treated differently because of what they do or how they act or what color they are or how they dress."

The sister of one of the girls killed in the Alabama church bombing was also at the event.  She spoke to the crowd before the march saying she's happy to see there is change.  "I look at the painting on the wall and I looked at the sentiment that the children had and so I think that we're in really good shape cause the kids really get it," said Dianne Braddock.



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