(KCEN) -- Today marks the 50th anniversary of a church bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Four girls died and a fifth was critically injured when the church was bombed by the KKK in 1963. The bombing shocked the nation and led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
Today, hundreds of people gathered to honor the day. A bell ringing took place in memory of the four victims who were killed.
Also at the service, Reverend Arthur Price presented the same Sunday school lesson the congregation heard 50 years ago.