ACT to End Racism

This awakening is led by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) its 38 member denominations in partnership with National African American Clergy Network, The Conference of National Black Churches, and more than seven additional civil rights and religious organizations. It will kick-off with a rally on the National Mall on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The sponsors of this rally promise that “This launch event will be followed by an extensive program that will address racism in the areas of church life and practices, criminal, economic and social justice, civil and human rights, environmental justice, immigration, media, and education.”


Ask Your Librarian to Buy the Book

As I wrote "Realizing the Civil Rights Dream" I thought of people across America who are looking for two things: 1) a way to make sense of the persistence of racism, and 2) proposals for ways Americans can move toward full participation of all. Those people use the public libraries. Now you can take the next step and talk to your local librarian about making the book available in your community. Click "Read More" to view a link to a flier you can use and distribute.


Ken Bedell's Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism is a roadmap to understanding racism and its affect and influence on civil rights efforts and policy makers during the 1960s and beyond.

Features of the Book

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream explains how America can realize the civil rights dream in the 21st century – if U.S. citizens take actions as individuals as well as work together for full participation of all. Asks―and answers―the troubling question: Why have the civil rights hopes of the 1960s not yet been realized? Demonstrates the relationship between what happens in everyday life and racism's persistence. Presents a framework for understanding how social forces preserve racism