From Black Lives Matter to Climate Change, New Quote Book Explores Notable Activists Throughout History
By Elaine Selna
Bringing injustices to light and learning from our past have always been essential in the fight for equality. And now you can look back at powerful quotes from some of the world's most influential social activists and political leaders—including Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, W. E. B. Du Bois, and more—in the new book Voices of Change: Inspiring Words from Activists Around the Globe. This book of quotes from the Princeton Architectural Press highlights calls to action on a range of issues, from racial injustice and sexism to climate change and LGBTQ+ rights.
These words to live by stretch from the 19th century, featuring the likes of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, to today, with bits of wisdom from Stacey Abrams and Greta Thunberg. In the introduction, Princeton Architectural Press editor Kristen Hewitt mentions movements spanning the early suffragists and abolitionists to the recent Black Lives Matter protests in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others.
In addition to the bold quotes that make up the bulk of the book, each page offers a brief biography of the activist involved, along with photos. Not only is this book a tool to help inspire activism; it's also a learning opportunity to discover causes and leaders you never knew before. There is also an index to look up the quotes by specific causes, from animal rights to voting rights.
Voices of Change: Inspiring Words from Activists Around the Globe is available to purchase right now.
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