The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear Author Rev Dr. William J. Barber II
ISBN-10 0807007412
ISBN-13 9780807007419
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 168
Language English
Publisher Beacon Press
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A modern day civil rights champion tells the stirring story of how he helped start a movement to bridge Americas racial divide Over the summer of 2013 the Reverend Dr William J Barber II led more than a hundred thousand people at rallies across North Carolina to protest restrictions to voting access and an extreme makeover of state government These proteststhe largest state governmentfocused civil disobedience campaign in American historycame to be known as Moral Mondays and have since blossomed in states as diverse as Florida Tennessee Wisconsin Ohio and New York At a time when divide and conquer politics are exacerbating racial strife and economic inequality Rev Barber offers an impassioned historically grounded argument that Moral Mondays are hard evidence of an embryonic Third Reconstruction in America The first Reconstruction briefly flourished after Emancipation and the second Reconstruction ushered in meaningful progress in the civil rights era But both were met by ferocious reactionary measures that severely curtailed and in many cases rolled back racial and economic progress This Third Reconstruction is a profoundly moral awakening of justice loving people united in a fusion coalition powerful enough to reclaim the possibility of democracyeven in the face of corporate financed extremism In this memoir of how Rev Barber and allies as diverse as progressive Christians union members and immigration rights activists came together to build a coalition he offers a trenchant analysis of race based inequality and a hopeful message for a nation grappling with persistent racial and economic injustice Rev Barber writes movinglyand pragmaticallyabout how he laid the groundwork for a state by state movement that unites black white and brown rich and poor employed and unemployed gay and straight documented and undocumented religious and secular Only such a diverse fusion movement Rev Barber argues can heal our nations wounds and produce public policy that is morally defensible constitutionally consistent and economically sane The Third Reconstruction is both a blueprint for movement building and an inspiring call to action from the twenty first centurys most effective grassroots organizer

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