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Author: Fran Kaplan

A witness to truth: The experience of visiting the new National Lynching Memorial

It was a glimpse of the Beloved Community: the American Dream Dr. King envisioned for the United States over fifty years ago. Black and white together, overcoming. And overcome by emotion at the profound rightness of the moment. Strangers turning to each other for connection and deep dialogue in the Museum. Americans of all ages and backgrounds gazing in somber communal reflection at the columns, heavy with names, hanging over their heads in the Memorial. Over the week of April 26, I joined friends, colleagues, and 7,000 other Americans in Montgomery, Alabama. We came from all around the country...

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