An Instrument of Collective Redemption: The Moral Mondays Movement and Grassroots Community Organizing
This article studies the emergence and development of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina in 2013 and 2014. In the backdrop of the rightward shift in North Carolina politics and the Shelby County v. Holder decision, I argue that the Moral Mondays movement grew as a site of resistance against extremist policies and democratic backsliding in the state. By constructing an historical narrative of the Moral Mondays movement, I demonstrate the power of grassroots community organizing and the possibilities of multi-racial, multi-faith coalition-building. In the process, Moral Mondays can be seen as offering a blueprint for successful community organizing that unites a diverse group of citizens around a shared values-based agenda.
Levitt, Ben (2022) "An Instrument of Collective Redemption: The Moral Mondays Movement and Grassroots Community Organizing," Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal: 3 (2), 41-59. https://works.swarthmore.edu/suhj/vol3/iss2/3