4 Little Girls Memorial Fund
50-Year Anniversary Tribute
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
September 14th, 2013
Welcoming hosts…
Miles College Ambassadors
Setting the stage:
4 Little Girls Memorial Fund logo banner and four memorial candles
Gathering in the rotunda as the sun sets,
under the 50th Anniversary Tribute banner
Setting a special mood:
Members of “Soul Therapy”
Daniel Morris and Perri Vismale-Morris
Board Member Majella Chube Hamilton with
Past Scholarship Recipients Viola Acoff (1985-’89) and Valerie Acoff (1986-’89)
Scholarship Recipients Clifford Kennon (1988-’89) and Karen Page Henderson (1987-’88)
with her husband, Otis Henderson
2000 Scholarship Recipient Earl Crenshaw, Jr., with Veronica, Yvonne and Earl Crenshaw, Sr.
Members of Carole Robertson’s family:
Jamellah Ellis, Nisa Ellis, Skip Nelson and Karen Pugh
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Scholarship Recipient Dwight Jackson (2011-’13) with
Board Members Lisa McNair and Diana Knighton
Event Patrons Gaytra Lathon, Joanne and Daniel Shamp, and Lawrence Bentley
Board Member Cedric Roberts of the City of Birmingham with his wife, Jacqueline
Board Members Diana Knighton of Miles College
and Blair Liggins of Regions Bank
Regions Bank Trust Officer Cara Gober and Event Hostess Cindi Morris
Board Members Majella Chube Hamilton and Odessa Woolfolk
with former Board Member and author Carolyn McKinstry
Board Members Barbara Blair and Greg Butrus
with his spouse (and artist) Annie Butrus
Thanks to The Birmingham News and AL.com, a special photo exhibit…
…on the Civil Rights struggle from The News’ 1963 photo archives
Board Chair Gaile Pugh Gratton Greene
(Author of “We Honor Your Names” Memorial Liturgy)
Event Co-Chair Lisa McNair with
Board Chair Gaile Pugh Gratton Greene
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
President & CEO Lawrence Pijeaux
Odessa Woolfolk, Founding Board Member of the 4 Little Girls Memorial Fund
and of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Event Co-Chair and Board Member Lisa McNair,
sister of one of the four little girls, Denise McNair
Stacy Brown Brooks of The Birmingham News
Board Member Carla Gale of Regions Bank
Event Co-Chairs and Board Members Lisa McNair and Greg Hodges
UAB Gospel Choir Director Kevin Turner and members of the ensemble
performing a musical tribute to the four little girls
Jasmine Rhodes
Chelsey Blades
Members of the UAB Gospel Choir ensemble
Jasmine TyRee Watts
Miyoka Berry
Members of the UAB Gospel Choir ensemble
“What I Could Have Been…”
In a moving tribute, Board Member Majella Chube Hamilton
helps us remember the lives of each of the four little girls
Remembering Addie Mae, Denise, Carole and Cynthia
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)
Sarah Collins Rudolph (center), “the fifth little girl” – who survived the 1963 bombing
Lisa McNair and Kimberly McNair Brock light a memorial candle
in memory of the sister they never knew, Denise McNair
Members of Carole Robertson’s family:
Steven Robertson, Jamellah Ellis and Carole Copeland
Lighting a candle in memory of Carole Robertson:
Jamellah Ellis and Carol Sherese Braddock Copeland
Fate Morris, brother of Cynthia (Morris) Wesley
Fate Morris and Shirley Wesley King light a memorial candle
in memory of Cynthia (Morris) Wesley
Shirley Wesley King, sister of Cynthia Wesley
The Rev. Arthur Price, pastor of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, leads the
4 Little Girls (call-and-response) Memorial Litany, “We Honor Your Names”
“By their light, we now can see…”
Our future – a “Living Legacy” to the 4 Little Girls
Board Member Majella Chube Hamilton
Board Member Chantaye Robinson Jones,
member of Denise McNair’s family
Lisa McNair with Miles College Representative Diana Knighton
Former Board Member Houston Brown
with Charlotte Dominick and Odessa Wookfolk
Annie, Greg and Camille Butrus
Board Members
Majella Hamilton, Gaile Gratton Greene, Odessa Woolfolk and Greg Hodges
The Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to the 4 Little Girls
(on display for the first time at our 50-Year Memorial Tribute)
“By their light, we now can see… ”
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