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Temple bombing woke us up 60 years ago

by Jan Schroder
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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.

Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies

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