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Christopher McNair, center left, and Maxine McNair, right, parents of Denise McNair, one of four African American girls who died in a church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 15, 1963, are shown here at a news conference in New York later that month. Maxine McNair, the last living parent of any of the children killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, died on Sunday at 93. AP hide caption

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Bombing victim Sarah Collins Rudolph, pictured in 2013, argues that Ku Klux Klan members who attacked the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963 were "inspired and motivated by then-Gov. [George] Wallace's racist rhetoric." Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd in Birmingham, Ala., in 1966. President Obama has designated an historic civil rights district in Birmingham as a national monument. JT/AP hide caption

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