The Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened this spring in Montgomery, Ala. About 250 miles away, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened in Jackson. Both offer a look at injustice, but also try also to create a sense of optimism.
The quiet announcement came like a bolt out of the blue. While planning a family vacation to Greece, my 12-year-old daughter, who hates hiking, had just declared that she wanted to climb Mt. Olympus, the country’s highest peak.