Carl C. Anthony discusses his new book The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race.
Praise for The Earth, the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race
The destruction of the earth’s environment is the human rights challenge of our time... Among its many treasures, this book offers solutions that lead with equity for the benefit of all.—Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, social activist, Capetown, South Africa
Carl Anthony has been ahead of the curve for decades, and as this book makes clear that's exactly where he remains. If you want to understand why today's intersections between environment, race and class are so crucial, then this is the book to read.—Bill McKibben, Cofounder, 350.org; author, End of Nature
A profound memoir that captures and grapples with some of the most critical issues of our time. Truly essential reading. —john a. powell, JD, Director, Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society;
University of California Berkeley
About The Earth, the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race
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."