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Old Racist Apologizes To Lawmaker

 (The Spokesman-Review)
(The Spokesman-Review)

Elwin Wilson, left, and Friendship 9 member Willie McCleod, right, look over pictures from civil rights incidents in Rock Hill, S.C., in the 1960s. in downtown Rock Hill recently. Wilson, a former segregationist who jeered and assaulted civil rights leader John Lewis at a South Carolina bus station in 1961 is apologizing to the Atlanta congressman, saying he regrets his past hatred and fears he might go to hell for it. (AP Photo/Herald, Andy Burriss)

Question: What lesson do you take from this story -- that there's hope for even the most hateful people? Or that the fear of the afterlife can cause contrition in even hard cases?

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