Righteous Troublemakers

Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America

by Al Sharpton

On Sale: 01/11/2022

Righteous Troublemakers

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Righteous Troublemakers

Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America

by Al Sharpton

On Sale: 01/11/2022

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Bestselling author Reverend Al Sharpton brings to light the stories of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights movement, drawing on his unique perspective in the history of the fight for social justice in America
 
“This is the time. We won’t stop until we change the whole system of justice.”—Rev. Al Sharpton

While the world may know the major names of the Civil Rights movement, there are countless lesser-known heroes fighting the good fight to advance equal justice for all, heeding the call when no one else was listening, often risking their lives and livelihoods in the process.

Righteous Troublemakers shines a light on everyday people called to do extraordinary things—like Pauli Murray, whose early work informed Thurgood Marshall’s legal argument for Brown v. Board of Education, Claudette Colvin, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus months before Rosa Parks did the same, and Gwen Carr, whose private pain in losing her son Eric Garner stoked her public activism against police brutality. Sharpton also illuminates the lives of more widely known individuals, revealing overlooked details, historical connections, and a perspective informed by years of working on the front line of the social justice movement, to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the wheels of justice and the individuals who have helped advance its cause.
 
 

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Critical Praise

"Inspiring... a worthy testament to those whose commitment to the cause has flown under the radar." Publishers Weekly
 
"Sharpton delivers a fierce and celebratory book that offers insight into ways everyone can transform the pain of injustice into the 'righteous troublemak[ing]' that uplifts all. Inspired and inspiring reading for troubled times." —Kirkus Reviews
 
Praise for Rise Up
"My Bed-Stuy (do-or-die) brother has been at the forefront of our battles again and again. From way back in da way back to this present revolution the world is in now, Rev. has been about Black Lives Matter from the jump, also at a time when it was not the most popular or hip thing to be about. I look forward, standing next to him, to see, to witness this new energy, this new day that is about to be in these United States of America.”
—Spike Lee
 
“This man is a gift from God to the world. This book is a gift from Al Sharpton to us. Let’s appreciate them both.”
—Michael Eric Dyson
 
"Reverend Sharpton has fought on the front lines for civil rights for decades. As the events of 2020 have shown, that fight is far from over. In this inspiring, personal book, he shows us a path forward. If you want to learn how to use your voice to change a nation, you should study closely this man—and this book."
—Van Jones
 
"Reading Rise Up was an informative and motivational pleasure to absorb. Full of history, honesty, and valuable suggestions, Rise Up should be a staple in every home, school, and library as an essential primer on civil and political rights in America. Rev. Sharpton addresses our nation’s original sin; explains why we can’t afford to be satisfied with creature comforts while others still suffer and offers solutions in the non-violent tradition of my father and others regarding where we go from here. I highly recommend Rise Up without reservation to anyone mature enough to read and grasp the necessity of living life with a heart full of love and devoid of racism.”
—Martin Luther King III
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780369719126
  • ISBN 10: 0369719123
  • Imprint: Hanover Square Press
  • On Sale: 01/11/2022
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / African American
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
  • BISAC4 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights

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