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Former White Supremacist Store and Klan Meeting Space is Being Turned Into a Community Center to Promote Healing

Reprinted from Good News Network website...

One of the surest ways to keep history from repeating itself is to shine a light in its darkest corners, and that’s exactly what this 67-year-old reverend has set out to do in the town of Laurens, South Carolina.

In 2019, Rev. David Kennedy and local historian Regan Freeman established the Echo Foundation. Its mission: transforming a symbol of racial inequality into an opportunity for reconciliation and education. Their target: the Echo Theater which, at one time, was a whites-only hall and later a storefront, museum, and recruitment center dedicated to glorifying white supremacy.

“To be a Black person in America, I have too many stories to share that people wouldn’t believe,” Reverend Kennedy,