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The Altar of Truth

Hollyday, Joyce
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) The Other Side. May & June. Pp. 20-23.

On November 3, 1979, a coalition of people gathered in a low-income neighborhood in Greensboro, North Carolina, to demonstrate for racial and economic justice. They were fired upon by others, and a number of demonstrators were killed and wounded in what became known as the Greensboro Massacre. More than twenty years later, the trauma and controversy around this event and its origins remain for the city of Greensboro. Joyce Hollyday writes about current attempts to address the continuing divisiveness. Today a broad coalition of concerned community leaders is calling upon the city to engage in the Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project. The aim is to foster genuine understanding and reconciliation in ways a traditional courtroom could not do.


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