The bomb detonated on a Sunday morning while children were preparing for a youth-led service on Sept. 15, 1963. Killed in the blast were 11-year-old Denise McNair and Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Addie Mae Collins, all aged 14.

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Perhaps the most significant martyr in the struggle for civil rights prior to Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, Medgar Evers galvanized the civil rights movement in his life and also in his death.

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