BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- Dozens of people joined together at Kelley Ingram Park Thursday afternoon to commemorate the Birmingham Civil Rights 50th Anniversary.
"We believe joining together that it's important to have civil right, equal rights and union rights," said J. David Cox with the American Federation of Government Employees.
Members traveled from as far as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
All of them came to Birmingham to commemorate the 50th anniversary remember the tragic death of the four African-American girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church.
Celestine Hood and her sister, Rosena Robinson, were only teenagers when the tragic bombing happened.
"I can remember us leaving school. Being put in jail. I can remember the fire hoses. I can remember the dogs. I can remember the people on the sidelines spitting on us," Hood said.