For Immediate Release
August 31, 2018
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Frances Matthews

(BPRW) Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II set to keynote the Phoenix Awards Dinner

(Black PR Wire) -- The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is excited to announce Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will keynote the Phoenix Awards Dinner at ALC '18


Rev. Dr. Barber, an activist and Protestant Minister will deliver a message that will rally, motivate, and speak to the heart of what the DREAM is DEMANDING in 2018! 


Formerly the president of the NAACP's North Carolina state chapter, Rev. Dr. Barber recently announced he would step down to lead a new 'Poor People's Campaign,' named Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival in honor of the original 1968 campaign founded by Martin Luther King Jr.


Rev. Dr. Barber received the 2006 Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Esq. Award for legal activism, the highest honor in the NAACP for legal redress for advocacy. He was the 2008 recipient of the Thalheimer Award for most programmatic NAACP State Conference, and in 2010 he won the National NAACP Kelly M. Alexander Humanitarian Award.


North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue awarded him the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2009—a North Carolina citizenship award presented to outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the state.


He is the author of a self-published book titled, "Preaching Through Unexpected Pain." His second book, "Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation," was published in 2014. His third book, "The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement," was published in 2016.


In 2017, Rev. Dr. Barber was awarded an honorary doctorate from Drew University, his alma mater, and also delivered the university's sesquicentennial address at commencement exercises. Barber was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Occidental College.


Don't miss the Phoenix Awards Dinner. This year promises to be an unforgettable experience! Be sure to buy your tickets before it's too late! If you or your organization is interested in purchasing a table, please contact Frances Matthews, or call 202-263-2810.


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