Dr. Wes Bellamy is thrilled to announce the launch of his newest publication When White Supremacy Knocks, Fight Back! More information regarding Dr. Bellamy’s tour and book signing will be released here in the coming days.
In his second book, Dr. Wes Bellamy, former Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, challenges readers to do the deep, introspective work to examine privilege and harness power to fight back against white supremacy. As people from different backgrounds seek to discover ways to eradicate racism while understanding their own biases, When White Supremacy Knocks, Fight Back provides practical guidance that everyone can use to make their voices and actions create the change that they want to see.
Equal parts memoir and guidebook, each chapter recounts a personal story of the lived experience of a young, African American leader learning to navigate society while growing into adulthood and as a compassionate yet bold leader.
This compelling follow up to Monumental: It Was Never About a Statue teaches the art of leadership for social change. It stresses the importance of self-reflection and relationship building alongside analyzing and changing policy. When White Supremacy Knocks, Fight Back is a clarion call to action and essential reading for anyone running in the marathon to combat and defeat hate, bigotry, and racism in our society.
Black Gold Publishing and Dr. Wes Bellamy are proud to offer the debut work from Dr. Bellamy, Monumental: It Was Never About a Statue, hitting bookstores and digital media outlets everywhere on January 1, 2019.
Monumental is a memoir from Dr. Bellamy, former Vice-Mayor and current City Councilor, City of Charlottesville, Virginia about the essence of the White Supremacists attacks in his city, and how a movement to awaken a nation was born.
Step into his shoes and read what it felt like to be in the midst of a war for the soul of a community. Travel with Dr. Bellamy, the only African American city councilor at the time of the attack, on this journey through his personal lens that describes the untold story of a city grappling with the fight for equity while simultaneously fighting to right the wrongs of the past. Monumental covers the year before the White Supremacist attacks, and the year after, as this small Southern city dominated national and international headlines and social media.
Look through the eyes and the lens of Dr. Bellamy, who is often attributed, for better or worse as the person who pushed the scene of events into the forefront. The removal of a statue is one thing, but this monumental shift, highlighting race, equity and justice, was something more.