Rising Above It

by
Abby Zimet

Darryl Williams died yesterday at
46. A Boston high school football star paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in
1979, five years into the fiercely-fought desegregation of the city's
schools, Williams never gave in to the hatred that felled him, writes a Globe
columnist.

"I made peace with my situation long
ago,'' Darryl said. "I understand where hostility and ignorance come
from and I'm able to rise above it."

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