Tonight was the opening of a powerful and gut-wrenching exhibit at the LYNN MUSEUM featuring stories and photographs of survivors of the KHMER ROUGE and the atrocities of POL POT. There were stories of both survival and the worst of human behavior. Not learning about it, only insures that worst behavior will be a survivor too.
This is not the debut of this exhibit, well most of it. A row of hanging photographs of young kids who gave anecdotes about how difficult it was to learn about this part of this history from family members who had endured it. This part of the exhibit is unique to LYNN and chilling bookend to mug shots of family members.
Former CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE CALVIN ANDERSON brought up a very GOOD point. WHY SHOULD THESE KIDS HAVE TO DEPEND ON THE SURVIVORS TO EDUCATE THESE KIDS ON THIS IMPORTANT PIECE OF HISTORY. DON'T THEY HAVE BOOKS?
Well CALVIN not enough. You see DR. LATHAM has chosen to fill the offices of the administration building instead of the shelves of mostly unmanned libraries in schools lucky enough to have dedicated libraries. Car allowances have been chosen over textbooks.