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Bloody Miracle

by Jan Schroder

It was difficult as an eight year old to understand the fuzzy black-and-white images filling our television screen in March 1965. One thing even I knew then was the attacks by Alabama state troopers on peaceful marchers – many from Atlanta – were perverse.

Fifty years later, revisiting the photo of John Lewis and others being beaten, I recall the utter powerlessness I felt then about my native South and nation.

Now I take solace in what would then have only seemed to be an absurd miracle: John overcoming not only a fractured skull, but serving as Atlanta’s congressman for now nearly 28 years.

– Chris Schroder, SPR Atlanta



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