My skin is buff-colored, though I’m called white. I grew up in a small town in Connecticut where most everyone was called white. The first people I met with dark skin called black were the ten or twelve children bused in from Hartford to attend our elementary school. My mother sponsored one of the girls.
Sitting yesterday in the comfort of my office in Hartford, Connecticut, I began to reflect on my trip today to the “scenes of the crimes” that occurred back in August in Ferguson, Missouri. The Greater St. Louis Area is well familiar to me. I was born and raised in St. Louis. I went to school in St. Louis. I got married in St. Louis. My children were born in St. Louis. My folks are in St.
As FOR staff, national council members, local chapter leadership, and others join with thousands of people from across the country to support local residents, activists and clergy organizing a series of protests, rallies and events entitled, “Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance,” we’d like to share thoughts and reflection
The nonviolent movement “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” has come to the end of one cycle with the start of talks between student leaders and government officials, and most of the students returning to universities and secondary schools.
This Sunday, Oct. 5 in Durham, North Carolina, Reverend Doctor William J. Barber II will be presented with the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.
Here in North Carolina, the Moral Mondays movement has made “Forward Together” a compelling mantra. Led by the Rev. William Barber, the charismatic president of the North Carolina NAACP (and recipient of FOR’s 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award), a populist fusion coalition has captivated the nation.
Tonight at 5:30 PM [Note corrected time] please listen live to my conversation with Dr. Cornel West, one of our nation’s foremost public intellectuals, as we hold an intergenerational dialogue on the meaning and impact of the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
On September 21, 2011 Troy Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia, despite compelling evidence of his innocence. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world protested his execution, making Davis one of the most high-profile death row inmates in American history.