The blog about Philadelphia's commission on human relations
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Among the martyrs in the fight for equality were Four Little Girls — Addie Mae Collins, 14, Carol Denise McNair, 11, Carole Robertson, 14, and Cynthia Wesley, 14. — who died after the church was fire bombed in 1963. Justice would not come until 14 years later. A fifth girl, Sarah Collins Rudolph, grew to adulthood but still carries the scars of that horrible day.