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Middle school history project has lessons for us all

Middle school history project has lessons for us all

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was known to say that while "across the South, we have a deep appreciation of history, we haven't always had a deep appreciation of each other's history" — words repeated by President Barack Obama last month in eulogizing Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was among nine people gunned down at a Charleston, S.C., church in what police characterize as a racially motivated massacre. The president noted that history "must be a manual for how to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past — how to break the cycle. A roadway to a better world" and made a plea for finding commonality in the history of others. "Justice," he said,...

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