The Third Reconstruction

How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear

A civil-rights activist offers up a plan for bridging America's racial and economic divide.

By Rev Dr. William J. Barber, II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Read by Chase Bradley Biographies & Memoirs / Nonfiction / Religion & Spirituality / Social Issues English, Unabridged 4h 56m Sell Sheet
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							In 2013, the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II led protests with more than a hundred thousand people across North Carolina, beginning a multi-state movement that became known as Moral Mondays. Reflecting on the coalition-building that led to that movement, Rev. Barber argues that we're entering a new reconstruction period, and he offers both a trenchant analysis of the racial and economic inequality we face and hope for the future. 

Proposing a path forward, he writes movingly and pragmatically about laying 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, and religious and secular, arguing that only such a diverse fusion movement can heal our nation's wounds and produce public policy that is morally defensible, constitutionally consistent, and economically sane. Providing a blueprint for that movement, The Third Reconstruction offers up an inspiring call to action.

"A battle-hardened pastor calls for a faith-based, grass-roots movement for social justice...It's the religious component that makes his story particularly interesting. Fully aware of the suspicion Bible-speak arouses in modern progressive circles, the author still insists on viewing the justice struggle through a moral prism, one always backstopped by 'a Higher Power.'...A heartfelt dose of old-time religion mixed with modern-day activism." - Kirkus Reviews