Civil rights leader William Barber awarded MacArthur grant

October 4, 2018
By Erin Durkin
The Guardian

Organization gives ‘genius’ grant to Barber, saying ‘he is effective at building unusually inclusive fusion coalitions’

The Rev William Barber, the North Carolina pastor, national civil rights leader and anti-poverty activist has won a 2018 MacArthur “genius” grant – one of 25 people to receive the prestigious fellowship this year, it was announced on Thursday.