Monument unveiled to 4 children kill in 1963 Birmingham church bombing

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BIRMINGHAM, AL. (CNN) – The 1963 bombing at a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama was a monumental moment in American history.

Four young girls were killed in the event that some say turned the tide of the civil rights movement.

Fifty years later, a bronze sculpture memorializing the four girls has been unveiled in Birmingham.

The artist says it features the girls having a good time, doing something that was characteristic to each of them.

She said she wanted to show them in the prime of their lives.

The crowd at the unveiling Saturday said it sent a moving message.

Devik Law, Attended unveiling: “This sculpture is very touching, and a reminder that the struggle is going on. And I’m just really thankful that we all can come together.”