For Immediate Release:
July 25, 2013
Majella Chube Hamilton, (205) 937-4154
Greg Hodges, (205) 328-4357
4 Little Girls Memorial Fund to Host
A 50-Year Commemorative Tribute Honoring
The Four Girls Killed in the 1963 Church Bombing
(Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley)
Birmingham, AL: The 4 Little Girls Memorial Fund, which provides college scholarships in memory of the four young girls killed in the heinous bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on September 15th, 1963, will host a 50-Year Tribute Event at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Saturday, September 14, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Established in 1983 as a 501(c)3 private foundation by AmSouth Bank (now Regions) and The Birmingham News, the 4 Little Girls Memorial Fund strives to honor and preserve the memory of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley whose young lives were extinguished in an instant by the infamous bombing of the church.
Growing out of that tragedy, the 4 Little Girls Memorial Fund has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to 69 exceptional students since the first grants were made for the 1984-85 school year. By raising funds and awarding scholarships annually, the Fund helps deserving students fulfill their dream of getting a college education – an opportunity swept away from Addie Mae, Denise, Carole and Cynthia in 1963.
The September 14th event is a fundraiser for scholarships with admission by invitation or ticket only, and space is limited. Special guests will include family members of the four little girls, former and current Memorial Fund scholarship recipients, as well as local, state and […]