Building a Third Reconstruction: A Q&A with the William J. Barber

What question haven't we asked that you'd like to answer?

I always wish people knew to ask about my father and my grandmother. They're the heroes of my life, the people who passed this tradition of faith and struggle on to me. I wrote about them in The Third Reconstruction, and I think about them every day. They came before me in the river of resistance, and whatever small part I can play in helping the Movement to move forward, I stand on their shoulders, and on those of so many others.

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