Gird Up, Get Up, and Grow Up

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II in conversation with Tim Tyson

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Gird Up, Get Up, and Grow Up

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II in conversation with Tim Tyson

by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Tim Tyson
Southern Cultures, Vol. 25, No. 3: Left/Right

"These state bodies, we've trained them to do what we did here with Moral Monday. And that's what's power."

REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER II: My father . . . said, “When you feel overwhelmed by your moment, go back and read the moments that people faced that are worse than yours. What courage and hope and truth did they find in that moment?” I go back and I read Henry McNeal Turner and read what Fredrick Douglass was saying. I love to read. That’s the stuff that gets me going and it helps because it keeps you from . . . doing what I see so many people doing today, which bothers me, they say, “We’ve never seen anything like this.”

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