Alabama Media Group Announces Renewed Commitment to 4 Little Girls Memorial Scholarship Fund

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The $25,000 pledge will help deserving students obtain a college education.

Alabama Media Group announces a $25,000 commitment to renew its support of the 4 Little Girls Memorial scholarship fund that The Birmingham News co-founded in 1983.

The 4 Little Girls Memorial fund provides college scholarships in memory of the four young girls – Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley – killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on September 15, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama.

"Our company is pleased to make this donation to honor the four little girls and to continue to make college scholarships available to deserving students as an ongoing memorial to the lives lost in 1963," said Staci Brown Brooks, director of community news for| The Birmingham News. "Out of tragedy can come hope."

The Birmingham News established the scholarship memorial in 1983 with AmSouth Bank (now Regions Bank). The fund has awarded renewable scholarships worth more than $250,000 to 69 students since the first grants were made in 1984.

About Alabama Media Group
Alabama Media Group is a digitally-focused news organization encompassing all content, marketing and sales operations for, The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Press-Register and Birmingham magazine.

By bringing together the journalistic excellence of our award winning newspapers with the up-to-the-minute information of, we will solidify our position as Alabama's No. 1 news and information provider ensuring the communities we serve have 24/7 access to what's happening in their world.

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