Poor People’s Campaign leader to speak about immigrants

July 3, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. William Barber will talk about political violence against immigrants and people of color in a sermon inspired by a speech that Frederick Douglass gave to mark the Fourth of July holiday in 1852.

The president of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign will give a sermon Wednesday at Pullen Memorial Church in Raleigh titled “What to the Immigrant and People of Color is the Fourth of July?”

Barber’s sermon is inspired by the Douglass speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

The service organized by Repairers of the Breach, the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign, El Centro Hispano, El Colectivo NC, and other immigrant justice organizations, activists and clergy.

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