Rev. Dr. William Barber
On Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, we will have four speakers leading a discussion on the history of racial justice in our state and country. Topics to be covered include African American “founders” of our common life and Constitution, the emergence and endurance of Jim Crow, racism without racist and the current fusion movement.
Wednesday, February 3 – Rev. Dr. William Barber, Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church and President of the NC NAACP
Reverend Doctor William Barber II is a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a member of the national Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), for whom he is also Chair of the NAACP’s Legislative Political Action Committee. Since 2006 he has been president of the NAACP’s North Carolina state chapter—the largest in the Southern USA and the second-largest in the country. Barber has served as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Goldsboro, NC since 1993. He has led “Moral Mondays” civil-rights protests in NC, beginning in April 2013 and the Historic Thousands on Jones Street People’s Assembly (HKonJ).