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Truth and consequences

A truth commission eased the transition to democracy in post-apartheid South Africa. Can another one help heal the racial wounds of a small city in the American South?

By Susan Smith Richardson
July 18, 2004

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- This quiet textile town in North Carolina's Piedmont country seems ready to embrace its civil rights legacy. The old Woolworth's has closed, but a marker in the revitalized downtown honors the four black students who tried to order food in the "whites only" section of the lunch counter in 1960, launching the sit-in movement that helped to ... (Full Article: 2506 Words)

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