Today on @facethenation @senatortimscott spoke about the concept of redemption of the space - letting both the ugly history and the redress for that history coexist side by side, in all of their vivid and inspiring contradiction.
Might this be more powerful than taking down monuments? Or does it not adequately address the current reality that the ugly history is not truly overcome? What do you think? And what will you do to help us overcome it? Could you talk about this with a group of friends? Redemption of the space is the essential idea behind our Jefferson Dinners project: http://jeffersondinner.org/ "We are in a very critical and sensitive time in this nation... one of the most powerful pictures I've ever been a part of from a racial progress standpoint is seeing President Obama standing in front of the Pettus Bridge - not the Selma Bridge but the Pettus Bridge - someone who stood for hatred, bigotry and oppression. Having an African American president stand in front of that bridge said so much about the darkness of the human soul in the past and how much progress has been made in this country." -- SC Senator Tim Scott
This conversation is the very grist of American democracy - it's when we're at our best, it's when we're a light in the dark world. We hope you'll join The Village Square as we launch our Jefferson Dinners project the week of Constitution Day along with partner @92y @bfcircles - host or attend: http://jeffersondinner.org/ http://benfranklincircles.org/
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