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What I do matters, especially today

Rabbi Tamara Miller | Special to the Jewish News | Posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:50 am

When I saw the images and heard the video of the young white supremacist men parading with lit torches around the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, my thoughts returned to another massacre on the streets of the quiet southern town of Greensboro, North Carolina, my home for 20 years.

Shortly after 11 a.m. on the Saturday of Nov. 3, 1979, a nine-vehicle convoy containing 37 members of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party fired their shotguns into a crowd of 100 black and white protestors during a rally calling for economic justice for textile workers in North Carolina. Five people (one black, three white and one Cuban American) died and 10 others, including my childhood friend, Paul Bermanzohn, were wounded.

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