Learning from Greensboro

Learning from Greensboro

Learning from Greensboro

Lisa Magarrell / Joya Wesley

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University of Pennsylvania Press
Año de edición:
2010
ISBN:
9780812221138
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Learning from Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation in the United States Lisa Magarrell and Joya Wesley. Foreword by Bongani Finca 'Greensboro's Truth and Reconciliation process was a crucial step into something new for America: it recognized that so long as the darker events of our communal past lie buried and unacknowledged, they act like toxic waste, seeping continually to the surface to poison the present. This book is a very human and insightful record of one city's courageous attempt to expose and cleanse its buried shame. It has important guidance and encouragement for other potential TRC-type processes in the USA.'--Rev. Dr. Peter Storey, Professor Emeritus, Duke University Divinity School, former South African TRC selector 'A mid-sized town in America decides to confront its painful past, which harkens back two decades and stretches beyond the zone of comfort for many. This book, both unerringly honest and wonderfully accessible, opens us to a fascinating process which brought South Africa, Peru, and Northern Ireland to North Carolina. Do we have something to learn from our past? We certainly do. Is confronting the truth easy? Absolutely not. This terrific book shows us just how, and why.'--Priscilla Hayner, author of Unspeakable Truths: Facing the Challenge of Truth Commissions 'A great, optimistic story. It will be read widely and will drive more and more communities to engage in the hard work of establishing and supporting TRCs.'--Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 'The story and experiences detailed in these pages serve as an excellent blueprint for future communities across the world, including the United States, interested in gaining reconciliation and hope for facing the future--together.'--North Carolina Historical Review 'Highly recommended.'--Choice On November 3, 1979, in the Morningside neighborhood of Greensboro, North Carolina, a caravan of Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Party members arrived on the scene of an anti-Klan protest. After a scuffle, some of the Klan and Nazis opened fire on the mostly unarmed, racially mixed gathering of political activists, labor organizers, and children. While news cameras filmed, five protesters were killed and ten were wounded. Police officers were notably absent at the time of the attack. State and federal criminal trials resulted in acquittals of the shooters by all-white juries. Lisa Magarrell, a human rights lawyer and Senior Associate at the International Center for Transitional Justice, was an advisor to the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation process. Joya Wesley, a Greensboro-based writer, editor, and public relations consultant, was Communications Director for the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bongani Finca is a former member of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights 2008 | 304 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-2113-8 | Paper | $24.95s | £16.50 World Rights | American History, Political Science Short copy: An insider's look at the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission's process, strategic choices, challenges, and context, Learning from Greensboro tells the story of how one U.S. community struggled to come to terms with events in its past and model truth-seeking as a tool for addressing the country's legacy of racist violence.

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