I recently had the chance to watch a film titled “Lessons from Reconciliation Processes for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” and listened in on an online panel discussion talking about reconciliation in Israel-Palestine, South Africa, and Ireland.
One thing that stood out for me is the need to speak the truth about atrocities. Hiding or denying the truth only prolongs conflict and injustice.
It is easier to look at situations of violence and injustice in other parts of the world. It can be much harder to face both past and present events in our own culture.
You can read here about one such event that happened in 1898 in North Carolina.
While it is hard to read stories like this, it is necessary for us to know the stories of our own country and to recognize the ways they still impact us today.