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“50 years after Birmingham: bigot released from crippling burden of hate” by Leonard Pitts

I would like to recommend reading Leonard Pitts’ recent column on the death of former KKK supporter Elwin Wilson, “50 years after Birmingham: bigot released from crippling burden of hate.”

A half century ago, a handful of determined black men, women and children committed an act of sacred courage in the very heart of segregation. They fought for a single goal: freedom.

“But not only for themselves. No, they also sought to free white people like Wilson, release them from the crippling burden of hate.

“Both struggles are ongoing and sometimes, one despairs of progress. But, just often enough, despair is interdicted by a reminder of the human capacity to learn, grow, become better.”

Leonard Pitts is a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist who works for the Miami Herald.

 

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