Noah opened the interview by referencing the Cornell West quote, “William Barber is the closest person we have to Martin Luther King Jr. in our midst,” and then asked Barber why he decided to get involved in politics instead of just sticking with being a reverend.
“I don’t know any way to be a person of faith and not be concerned about how we’re treating the poor, how we’re treating the least of these,” Barber answered.
Video: The Rev. William Barber is stepping down as president of the N.C. NAACP to take a position with a national civil rights group. He spoke to the media and supporters Monday morning in downtown Raleigh at a send-off held for him.
Rev. William Barber gave a fiery speech in support of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. The North Carolina NAACP and Moral Monday leader called on Americans to be the ‘the moral defibrillators of our time' in a primetime speech on the final night of the Philadelphia convention.
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