White Allies in the Struggle for Racial Justice
At a time of renewed attention to the ongoing scourge of racial injustice in America, these stories are meant to motivate others to take action to oppose and dismantle racist practices and structures, on behalf of equality and human dignity.
Among those profiled are:
- John Woolman, an eighteenth-century Quaker who set out on a personal mission to persuade his fellow Quakers to renounce complicity with slavery;
- Angelina Grimke, a Southerner who left the South to join the abolitionist struggle;
- Clarence Jordan, a Baptist preacher who founded Koinonia Farm, an interracial community in Georgia, and faced the wrath of the KKK;
- Viola Liuzzo, a mother and housewife from Detroit who was killed by the KKK while participating in the freedom march in Selma, Alabama in 1963;
- Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who has fought white supremacist groups in the courts.
Also included are study questions for reading clubs, college courses, and adult education and church groups making this a key resource for educators and activists.
Author: Drick Boyd
Publisher: Orbis Books (2015)
Paperback, 280 pages