Wednesday, March 20, 2013
While waiting for the garage door repair guys, I found sixteen minutes to view this. If you possibly can, you should find that time.
It's the story of young law students working with elders and communities in the old South to come to terms with brutal murders, often of their family members, that they witnessed in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Many of us are vaguely aware that white supremacists killed without fear to enforce the social order that benefited them before the civil rights revolution. This gives us a chance to listen to people who were there. The witnesses will not be with us much longer. (See also this.) But while there is time, some justice and some healing remain possible. The stories both horrify and inspire.