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Good Trouble: Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook

Good Trouble: Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook

by Christopher Noxon


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Good Trouble is the helpful antidote to all the pessimism and name-calling that is permeating today’s political and social dialogues. Revisiting episodes from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, it highlights the essential lessons that modern-day activists and the civically minded can extract and embrace in order to move forward and create change. In words and vivid pen-and-watercolor illustrations, journalist Christopher Noxon dives into the real stories behind the front lines of the Montgomery bus boycott and the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins and notable figures such as Rosa Parks and Bayard Rustin, all while exploring the parallels between the civil rights movement era and the present moment. This thoughtful, fresh approach is sure to inspire conversation, action, and, most importantly, hope.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419732355
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 492,852
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christopher Noxon is a journalist who has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Los Angeles Magazine, and Salon. He splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III 6

Introduction 8

Be Brave 27

Get Organized 43

Be Bold 59

Have Faith 75

Be Nonviolent 97

Lead! 117

Keep Focus 133

Be Joyous 151

Conclusion 172

Reading List 190

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