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Civil Rights Leader Rev. William Barber Celebrated For 25 Years Of Ministry

Greenleaf Christian Church

Former North Carolina NAACP president William Barber was honored in a special service Sunday for his 25 years of work in civil rights activism and pastoral ministry.

The service was held at Greenleaf Christian Church, where Barber serves as pastor.

Barber served as the leader of the state’s NAACP conference for more than a decade. He stepped down from the organization last year to help restart the Poor Peoples’ Campaign — a resurrection of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement to address issues including systemic racism and poverty.  

Barber also led the Moral Monday protests for social justice that began in the spring of 2013 at the North Carolina General Assembly.