The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race (Kobo eBook)
Carl Anthony's memoir offers a new worldview to people of color. His work is both a personal story and an exposition of ideas that will appeal to those who appreciate thoughtful writing on issues of race, including individuals exploring their own identity and activists interested in democratizing power and advancing equitable policies for historically disenfranchised communities.
Anthony interweaves urban history, racial justice, and cosmology with his experiences as an architect, regional planner, environmentalist, and Black American. These include life as an African American child in post-World War II Philadelphia, a student and civil rights activist in 1960s Harlem, a traveling student of West African architecture, and a pioneering environmental justice advocate in Berkeley and New York.
This is a rich, insightful portrait of an American urbanist with a uniquely expansive perspective on human origins, who sets forth what he calls an "inclusive vision for a shared planetary future."
Carl C. Anthony is revered as a social justice leader and the founding director of Urban Habitat, one of the country's first environmental justice organizations, known for pushing the mainstream environmental movement to confront issues of race and class. With colleague Luke Cole, Anthony published and edited the seminal Race, Poverty and Environment Journal. He is a co-founder of the Breakthrough Communities Initiative. Anthony has been president of Earth Island Institute, founded by David Brower, led the Ford Foundation's Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative, and served as a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of California, Berkeley.