On Tuesday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Move the Monument Coalition will present a video by Zoom of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II discussing the history of Confederate monuments in the U.S. in the context of the foundations of slavery and racism: evil economics, bad biology, sick sociology, political pathology and heretical ontology. He then interweaves this analysis with the history of slavery and the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, to the present.
This video was created by the Catawba County Truth and Reconciliation Committee (CCT&RC) in North Carolina, and will be presented by Kenyon Kelly, its co chair. As one of many movements nationwide to remove Confederate monuments, the CCT&RC is demanding that the Confederate monument be removed from the courthouse grounds in Newton, North Carolina as it “glorifies the effort to preserve the institution of slavery and white supremacy in Catawba County.” Mr. Kelly will begin the program with an overview of their efforts to date. The stated goal of the CCT&RC is to “unify, heal, honor truth, contextualize history, uplift and empower marginalized voices.”
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival; Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary, Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the author of four books.
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