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I wish Beverly Beckham’s column, “We live in the same country, but in two different worlds,” (March 17), had been on the first page. What’s more relevant? I visited the Legacy Museum and the so-called lynching memorial last fall and they are informative and powerful in communicating the hatred and injustice that African-Americans have suffered, and continue to suffer. Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, works hard to bridge the gulf between those who experience pernicious injustice and those with a blind eye.

Beckham concludes, “Love of man – all men, women and children, both living and dead – and a quest for justice. These are Bryan Stevenson’s superpowers.” Stevenson’s strategy is saving people one-by-one. Perhaps we can amplify his message with our awareness, voices, and actions.


Marjorie Lee