Today, with family members of the “four little girls” and civil rights leaders from across the country looking on, House Speaker John Boehner
awarded the medal, entrusting it to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, AL, where it will be displayed. Treasury is humbled by the opportunity to play a role in honoring Addie Mae, Denise, Carole and Cynthia and their impact on American history.
To learn more about the events of September 15, 1963, please visit here. Bronze duplicates of the medal will be available for purchase starting tomorrow at 12pm EDT here.
Rosie Rios is the Treasurer of the United States.