Ross organized people to challenge police brutality, fight segregation, and become politically powerful…
Fred Ross, Sr., was probably the most influential (but little-known) community organizer in American history. It was Ross who first identified, recruited and trained Cesar Chavez to become a leader and an activist. Ross’s influence continues in the thousands of people whom he taught the tools of organizing and in the ideas found in this powerful little book, republished today as an e-book in English and Spanish. Ross’ son, Fred Ross, Jr.—also a terrific organizer—added a chapter to the e-book called “Organizing in the Internet Age,” and included a short biography of his father. I added an introduction.
Ross organized people to challenge police brutality, fight segregation, and become politically powerful, teaching people how to channel their anger and frustrations into the creation of powerful grassroots organizations that could win concrete victories. He understood the central importance of discipline, hard work, and patience.
Axioms for Organizers by Fred Ross, Sr.
Axioms for Organizers by Fred Ross, Sr., Trailblazer for Social Justice is now available!
Axioms for Organizers by Fred Ross, Sr., Trailblazer for Social Justice is a collection of organizing wisdom from decades of fighting for social justice and equality throughout the United States and around the world.
Read Peter Dreier’s review of the e-Book in The American Prospect here. [Recommended: “Ross dedicated his life to fighting racism, discrimination, and other injustices by organizing working men and women to help themselves by building powerful grassroots organizations.”]
This e-Book is available to download for $2.50 on all of the following e-Book stores ($2.99 on the Apple iTunes store).
You can download this e-Book at any of the following e-Book stores for your mobile devices, tablets, eReaders and the web:
If you are interested in purchasing bulk quantities of this e-Book, please email Fred Ross, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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