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Remembering a Life of Protest Tempered by Forgiveness

Dr. Carolyn Goodman, a clinical psychologist who lived on the Upper West Side died on August 17, 2007.

Remembering a Life of Protest Tempered by Forgiveness

Dr. Carolyn Goodman, a clinical psychologist who lived on the Upper West Side died on August 17, 2007.  She did many things in her long life With politics that fell decidedly leftward, she had taken on liberal causes well before Andrew, the second of her three sons, was killed.

But perhaps inevitably, it is as Andrew's mother, a civil rights symbol, that many know her.

Stanley Dearman, a former editor and publisher of The Neshoba Democrat, a Mississippi newspaper that called for justice in the murders, said Dr. Goodman felt no hatred for the killers. ''She was too fine a person for that,'' he said. That point was reinforced by Kalman Goodman, a grandson of Dr. Goodman.

This article appeared in the August 17, 2007 edition of the New York Times.

www.newyorktimes.com 

Published Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007

Remembering a Life of Protest Tempered by Forgiveness

Remembering a Life of Protest Tempered by Forgiveness

Dr. Carolyn Goodman, a clinical psychologist who lived on the Upper West Side died on August 17, 2007.  She did many things in her long life With politics that fell decidedly leftward, she had taken on liberal causes well before Andrew, the second of her three sons, was killed.

But perhaps inevitably, it is as Andrew's mother, a civil rights symbol, that many know her.

Stanley Dearman, a former editor and publisher of The Neshoba Democrat, a Mississippi newspaper that called for justice in the murders, said Dr. Goodman felt no hatred for the killers. ''She was too fine a person for that,'' he said. That point was reinforced by Kalman Goodman, a grandson of Dr. Goodman.

This article appeared in the August 17, 2007 edition of the New York Times.

www.newyorktimes.com 

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