Sunday, August 8, 2010

Neshoba: The Price of Freedom

Neshoba County, Mississippi may be located in our nation's good ol' (boys') South, but its psychic terrain bears more in common with post-genocide Chile or Rwanda. The site of the "Mississippi Burning" murders (in which three civil rights workers, two New York Jews and a Mississippian black, were tortured and killed by the Ku Klux Klan in 1964), the city of Philadelphia is still feeling the shallow grave-buried pain over four decades later. Like Rwanda's Hutus and Tutsis, the murderers and their relatives, and the family members of those tortured and killed, continue to live side by side.

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