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Title:
The third reconstruction : Moral Mondays, fusion politics, and the rise of a new justice movement
Author:
Barber, William J., II, 1963- , author.
Publication Information:
Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]
Physical Description:
xvi, 151 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"In the summer of 2013, Moral Mondays gained national attention as tens of thousands of citizens protested the extreme makeover of North Carolina's state government and over a thousand people were arrested in the largest mass civil disobedience movement since the lunch counter sit-ins of 1960. Every Monday for 13 weeks, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber led a revival meeting on the state house lawn that brought together educators and the unemployed, civil rights and labor activists, young and old, documented and undocumented, gay and straight, black, white and brown. News reporters asked what had happened in state politics to elicit such a spontaneous outcry. But most coverage missed the seven years of coalition building and organizing work that led up to Moral Mondays and held forth a vision for America that would sustain the movement far beyond a mass mobilization in one state. A New Reconstruction is Rev. Barber's memoir of the Forward Together Moral Movement, which began seven years before Moral Mondays and extends far beyond the mass mobilizations of 2013. Drawing on decades of experience in the Southern freedom struggle, Rev. Barber explains how Moral Mondays were not simply a reaction to corporately sponsored extremism that aims to re-make America through state legislatures. Moral Mondays were, instead, a tactical escalation in the Forward Together Moral Movement to draw attention to the anti-democratic forces bent on serving special interests to the detriment of the common good"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue: Go home -- Son of a preacher man -- My first fight -- Learning to stand together -- From banquets to battle -- Resistance is your confirmation -- Many a conflict, many a doubt -- The darkness before the dawn -- A moral movement for the nation -- America's third reconstruction.
ISBN:
9780807083604
Format :
Book

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