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Rev. William J. Barber, II, who grew up in Plymouth in Washington County, is the minister of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro. He is the new head of the North Carolina NAACP. Barber seeks to bring young people into the organization, organize it from the ground up, and make the venerable civil rights organization the powerhouse it once was. Barber holds a Master of Divinity from Duke University School of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Geary says he considered two candidates for person of the year in North Carolina. He explains why he chose Rev. William Barber, leader of the Moral Monday Movement.
The Reverend William J. Barber is continuing the Moral Monday protests at the state legislature for the short session. Recently, the Legislative Services Commission updated the rules of the General Assembly making it easier to arrest protesters for making noise. Barber and 1,000 protesters responded with a silent protest. Barber has been outspoken against the new rules which he says limit democracy by silencing the people.