Good Trou­ble: Lessons from the Civ­il Rights Playbook

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January 1, 2013

Good Trou­ble is a graph­ic non­fic­tion guide­book offer­ing sto­ries and lessons from the civ­il rights move­ment. In words and vivid pen-and-water­col­or draw­ings, Nox­on high­lights lessons mod­ern-day activists and the civi­cal­ly mind­ed can embrace to move for­ward and cre­ate change. With inter­views with with key fig­ures includ­ing US Con­gress­man John Lewis, and strate­gist Rev James Law­son, Good Trou­ble under­scores the impor­tance of con­fronta­tion, joy, and faith in the move­ment, includ­ing a dis­cus­sion of how lead­ers from a vari­ety of faiths, includ­ing Jew­ish the­olo­gian Abra­ham Hes­chel. With a fresh look at notable fig­ures includ­ing Bayard Rustin, Fan­nie Lou Hamer, and Ella Bak­er, Good Trou­ble gleans essen­tial wis­dom and hard-won tac­tics and cre­ates an urgent­ly need­ed roadmap for com­mu­ni­ties seek­ing inspi­ra­tion and guid­ance in trou­bled times.

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