I was the closest human to The Temple on Peachtree Street when it was bombed in October 1958 – but I had nothing to do with it. My family had just moved into a first-floor apartment immediately south of Atlanta’s oldest synagogue when the explosion occurred in the middle of the night. I was an infant, asleep on the back porch.
Ralph McGill won a Pulitzer Prize for his columns and Melissa Fay Greene won awards for her book about the bombing. A decade later, city leaders won praise for their civil rights leadership.
Yes, love can triumph over hate.