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Opinion: Jurors sent a powerful message

“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe,” wrote anti-slavery Unitarian minister Theodore Parker in a sermon published in 1853. “The arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice.”

“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe,” wrote anti-slavery Unitarian minister Theodore Parker in a sermon published in 1853. “The arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice.”

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