February 13, 2019

Rev. Dr. William Barber II

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II, brilliant orator and prominent figure in the current fight for civil rights and economic justice, is widely regarded as the leading heir to Dr. Martin Luther King’s church-based activism in the present generation.


In 2016, Rev. Barber delivered an electrifying speech at the Democratic National Convention, and in 2018, he received the MacArthur “Genius” Award for his success in “building broad-based fusion coalitions as part of a moral movement to confront racial and economic inequality.”

Photos by Brian Busher / University at Albany