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Thank you, Patience Kabwasa ("Remembering a Colorado lynching," DiverseCity, Dec. 12) for your column about the 16-year-old boy who was burned in Limon in 1900. It was incredibly moving to read, and to learn of the ceremony of remembrance in November. Several years ago, a book group I am in read Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, about his work getting innocent people off death row in the South. Then we learned of his work to remember all the people who had been lynched, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, created in Montgomery, Alabama, to remember them. It's a very important step for our citizens to come to terms with our history. Thank you for moving us forward with this story.

— Barbara Kohlhaas


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