The Sustainers

The Sustainers

Being, Building and Doing Good Through Activism in the Sacred Spaces of Civil Rights, Human Rights and Social Movements

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This full color pictorial book is a place where social actors in transformative times will find connection between servant-leaders like Medgar Evers and Malcolm X, who themselves have hallowed certain spaces with their sacrifices for justice, and the sustainers, who ensured the transformation of Robben Island Prison, the Selma to Montgomery trail, and other sites into permanent symbols of equality. Builders, actors, preservers, scholars, storytellers and activists, by returning again and again to these sites, hallow these grounds anew. Through their stories, readers will find: inspiration to transform, restore and sustain landmarks of justice, in order to maintain the flame of many selfless acts, and by that light, to illuminate current and future efforts to transform society and bring forth the fruits of equality; Information about the reinforcing power that sacred spaces of the struggle have, for all generations and groups of justice workers, whether their efforts takes digital, direct action, traditional, or non-hierarchical form; Evolution of landmarks of the civil rights, human rights and social movements, and specific changes those landmarks must make in order to play a more integral and explicit role in bringing justice and equality for the marginalized. The book includes more than 170 images, many of them rare or archival photographs.
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : TNOVSA LLC, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780996219006
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 Br
Description: 254 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm


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