Erin Byrd

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

The Legacy of North Carolina's Black Liberation Movements from the Civil Rights Era to Now

Session Description: North Carolina is home to many Black changemakers and history-making moments  in the long legacy of Black Liberation Movements in this country. Come listen as we trace the Black Radical Tradition of North Carolina all the way from the Civil Rights Movement until present day. This session sits with stories of organizers based in NC from the 60’s, fighting Jim Crowe and school segregation, to organizers now strategizing with M4BL on defunding police and collective community resources for Black Communities in Raleigh and beyond. Listen, Connect, and learn from the rich legacy of NC Black Liberation work.


Speakers: Courtney Napier, Erin Byrd, Joe Holt, Tamika Blu