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2 4 Little Girls Memorial Fund 50-Year Anniversary Tribute

3 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute September 14 th, 2013

4 Welcoming hosts…

5 Miles College Ambassadors

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8 Setting the stage: 4 Little Girls Memorial Fund logo banner and four memorial candles

9 Gathering in the rotunda as the sun sets, under the 50 th Anniversary Tribute banner

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11 Setting a special mood: Members of “Soul Therapy”

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17 Daniel Morris and Perri Vismale-Morris

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19 Board Member Majella Chube Hamilton with Past Scholarship Recipients Viola Acoff (1985-’89) and Valerie Acoff (1986-’89)

20 Scholarship Recipients Clifford Kennon (1988-’89) and Karen Page Henderson (1987-’88) with her husband, Otis Henderson

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22 2000 Scholarship Recipient Earl Crenshaw, Jr., with Veronica, Yvonne and Earl Crenshaw, Sr.

23 Members of Carole Robertson’s family: Jamellah Ellis, Nisa Ellis, Skip Nelson and Karen Pugh b

24 Scholarship Recipient Dwight Jackson (2011-’13) with Board Members Lisa McNair and Diana Knighton

25 Event Patrons Gaytra Lathon, Joanne and Daniel Shamp, and Lawrence Bentley

26 Board Member Cedric Roberts of the City of Birmingham with his wife, Jacqueline

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29 Board Members Diana Knighton of Miles College and Blair Liggins of Regions Bank

30 Regions Bank Trust Officer Cara Gober and Event Hostess Cindi Morris

31 Board Members Majella Chube Hamilton and Odessa Woolfolk with former Board Member and author Carolyn McKinstry

32 Board Members Barbara Blair and Greg Butrus with his spouse (and artist) Annie Butrus

33 Thanks to The Birmingham News and AL.com, a special photo exhibit…

34 …on the Civil Rights struggle from The News’ 1963 photo archives

35 Board Chair Gaile Pugh Gratton Greene (Author of “We Honor Your Names” Memorial Liturgy)

36 Event Co-Chair Lisa McNair with Board Chair Gaile Pugh Gratton Greene

37 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute President & CEO Lawrence Pijeaux

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39 Odessa Woolfolk, Founding Board Member of the 4 Little Girls Memorial Fund and of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

40 Event Co-Chair and Board Member Lisa McNair, sister of one of the four little girls, Denise McNair

41 Stacy Brown Brooks of The Birmingham News Board Member Carla Gale of Regions Bank

42 Event Co-Chairs and Board Members Lisa McNair and Greg Hodges

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44 UAB Gospel Choir Director Kevin Turner and members of the ensemble performing a musical tribute to the four little girls

45 Jasmine Rhodes Chelsey Blades Members of the UAB Gospel Choir ensemble

46 Jasmine TyRee Watts Miyoka Berry Members of the UAB Gospel Choir ensemble

47 “What I Could Have Been…”

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49 In a moving tribute, Board Member Majella Chube Hamilton helps us remember the lives of each of the four little girls

50 Remembering Addie Mae, Denise, Carole and Cynthia

51 Sarah Collins Rudolph (center) and Junie Peavey Williams (right), sisters of Addie Mae Collins, light a Memorial Candle in her memory (assisted by Diana Knighton)

52 Sarah Collins Rudolph (center), “the fifth little girl” – who survived the 1963 bombing

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54 Lisa McNair and Kimberly McNair Brock light a memorial candle in memory of the sister they never knew, Denise McNair

55 Members of Carole Robertson’s family: Steven Robertson, Jamellah Ellis and Carole Copeland

56 Lighting a candle in memory of Carole Robertson: Jamellah Ellis and Carol Sherese Braddock Copeland

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58 Fate Morris, brother of Cynthia (Morris) Wesley

59 Fate Morris and Shirley Wesley King light a memorial candle in memory of Cynthia (Morris) Wesley

60 Shirley Wesley King, sister of Cynthia Wesley

61 The Rev. Arthur Price, pastor of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, leads the 4 Little Girls (call-and-response) Memorial Litany, “We Honor Your Names”

62 “By their light, we now can see…”

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64 Our future – a “Living Legacy” to the 4 Little Girls

65 Board Member Majella Chube Hamilton

66 Board Member Chantaye Robinson Jones, member of Denise McNair’s family

67 Lisa McNair with Miles College Representative Diana Knighton

68 Former Board Member Houston Brown with Charlotte Dominick and Odessa Wookfolk

69 Annie, Greg and Camille Butrus

70 Board Members Majella Hamilton, Gaile Gratton Greene, Odessa Woolfolk and Greg Hodges

71 The Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to the 4 Little Girls (on display for the first time at our 50-Year Memorial Tribute)

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73 “By their light, we now can see… ”

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