S. 186 (113th): A bill to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where the 4 little Black girls lost their lives, which served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.


Jan 30, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Shelby

Senior Senator from Alabama



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1/30/2013--Introduced.Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a congressional gold medal to commemorate the lives ... Read more >

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Jan 30, 2013

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 186”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


71 cosponsors (35R, 34D, 2I) (show)
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H.R. 360 (Related)
To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
May 24, 2013

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