Lawrence J. Pijeaux Jr. (center) president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, holds the Congressional Gold Medal as it is presented posthumously September 10, 2013 to the four girls killed in the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. To his immediate left is the Rev. Arthur Price Jr., pastor of the church, which is located across the street from the institute where the medal will be housed. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Lawrence J. Pijeaux Jr. (center) president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, holds the Congressional Gold Medal as it is presented posthumously September 10, 2013 to the four girls killed in the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. To his immediate left is the Rev. Arthur Price Jr., pastor of the church, which is located across the street from the institute where the medal will be housed. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks