April 16, 2020 -
The UNC law professor known for his advocacy for the poor and fiery op-eds that angered the state's Republican legislative leadership has a new book out about what the GOP has wrought in North Carolina. He talks with Facing South about some of its lessons, particularly for these unprecedented times of pandemic.
June 14, 2019 -
Rev. Dr. William Barber, head of the Poor People's Campaign, was recently sentenced to a year of probation for trespassing after refusing orders to leave a protest at the North Carolina legislature. Barber plans to appeal — and to continue pressing for Southern legislatures to be open to their citizens.
April 27, 2018 -
Armed with a new study documenting the deadly poverty that plagues the U.S., coalitions in at least 40 states — including every state in the South — are preparing for 40 days of direct action to demand an end to public policies that hurt the most vulnerable.
October 26, 2017 -
As he and other organizers gather for the annual Southern Movement Assembly, Saladin Muhammad with North Carolina's Black Workers for Justice discusses the importance of building power in the workplace, of tying local struggles together into a mass movement, and of being conscious of the history we're making.
June 14, 2016 -
At this week's Moral Monday rally in Sylva, North Carolina, Rev. William Barber of the state NAACP addressed the mass shooting that took place a day earlier at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He called out political leaders who foment hate and called on people to keep the faith that love is greater.
March 31, 2016 -
Rev. Dr. William Barber II, the architect of North Carolina's Moral Movement, is joining with other faith and civil rights leaders for a "revival tour" that aims to put love, justice and compassion at the center of public life — a response to a national political discourse that Barber says "has been poisoned by hateful language and policies."
July 14, 2015 -
As voting rights supporters rallied for the opening of the federal trial over North Carolina's restrictive election law, they got words of encouragement from David Goodman, brother of a civil rights volunteer murdered in Mississippi in 1964.