Civil rights leader Barber honored for 25 years as pastor
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A church in North Carolina is recognizing 25 years of work by its pastor, who also has been influential in the civil rights movement.
Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro will have a special service Sunday to honor the Rev. William Barber.
The Rev. Traci Blackmon will preach. She is the executive minister of Justice & Witness Ministries of The United Church of Christ and leads Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri.
Barber has been a civil rights leader as well as a pastor, leading the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP for more than a decade.
He also started protests in 2013 for social justice at the North Carolina capitol that have spread across the country.