The challenge question for The Echo Foundation’s 2009-2010 In the Footsteps of Elie WieselWriting Contest was:
What has the world learned from the tragedies of the past? How can we use the lessons of history to create a better world today? Write a compelling editorial column for The Charlotte Observer sharing your views and convincing others that lessons from the past are a tool for creating a more just world today. Be specific and give examples.