September 26, 2020
Join us for an online discussion with Gene R. Nichol on his new book, Indecent Assembly. For details on how to attend, click here. This is a free event.
In 2013, North Carolina state legislature was captured by Republicans determined to produce an ultra-conservative political regime. They moved quickly and successfully toward that goal, which the New York Times calls “North Carolina’s pioneering work in bigotry.” Other states have begun to follow the “North Carolina playbook.”
Indecent Assembly details the agenda, impacts, and transgressions of the Republican North Carolina General Assembly. Nichol outlines the stoutest war waged against people of color and low-income citizens seen in America for a half-century. In 2019, the state of North Carolina, in short, is involved in a brutal battle for its own decency. If the contest is lost here, especially in the coming 2020 election season, other states will likely abandon defining cornerstones of American liberty and equality as well.
Rev. William Barber, leader of the national Poor People’s Campaign, and Timothy B. Tyson, civil rights historian and author of The Blood of Emmett Till and Blood Done Sign My Name provided the foreword for this book.
Gene R. Nichol is a law professor, commentator, and author of The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens. He was director of the UNC Poverty Center until it was closed by the UNC Board of Governors for publishing articles critical of the then governor and General Assembly. Since 2015, his research has been supported by the North Carolina Poverty Research Fund.