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  •  Our Church was firebombed in the 60's (1+ / 0-)
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    our minister and a black minister were arrested for sitting together at a downtown lunch counter.  
    Many of the elders in our Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga went down to Selma for the civil rights marches.  Our piano was burned and badly damaged during the firebombing, but we have it still there for people to remember what went on 50 years ago in Chattanooga.  

    •  Sandy....think about it...not that long ago (1+ / 0-)
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      and glad we are around to remember.   The hatred on the right are stoking those fires again and I just don't want my child to go through it.  I think next time woud be worse because living a life of acceptance and then being pushed back to that era would be more trauma than most could imagine..Alien.  At least back in our day, we knew what would happen.. NOW?  I dunno.
      I know I would die probably fighting this stuff again.  Some of us could not revisit it.  Too painful.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:09:44 AM PST

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