Livia Greenberg


Livia Greenberg is the 2016 first place winner in the Hildene’s Lincoln Essay Competition. Livia lives in Litchfield, CT with her parents, 3 sisters and a brother. She loves to read, write and ski, though not necessarily in that order. She graduated from 8th grade in May and will continue at Stratton Mountain School for high school, where she plans to work hard on her writing and research skills since she wants to become a novelist.

In 1930 in Marion, Indiana, two lifeless black bodies in ragged and tattered clothes hung from separate tree branches, their faces and bodies beaten and bloody. Below them, a separate crowd of well-dressed white men and women stood smiling and looking at the corpses. Not one person had an expression of sorrow or remorse – not a single hint of regret.