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A moment of hate builds Greensboro as a community

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Participants gather for the downtown march during the Peace Festival at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, on Saturday, September 19, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. (Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A hate letter that Wasif Qureshi received asking that the Muslim community be “less visible” affected Greensboro. But probably not in the way the sender intended, according to The Greensboro News & Record.

It brought the city’s diverse communities together and inspired Greensboro’s first Peace Festival downtown.

Qureshi, president of the Islamic Center for Greensboro, organized the festival.

The reason some 200 people gathered in the International Civil Rights Center and Museum auditorium on Saturday night was “because of hate,” he told listeners.

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