2023 stories, videos and panel discussions about Warren County and the PCB landfill
2023-24 exibits with photos of the North Carolina Protest
Sept/Oct. 2022 stories about the 40th Warren County Protest Anniversary
Sept. 2022 videos, panel discussions and exhibits about the 40th Warren County Protest Anniversary
UNC Chapel Hill — Panel Discussion and Exhibit Reception Sept. 15, 2022. Video courtesy of The Southern Documentary Project at University of Mississippi
Sept. & Oct. 2022 stories about $3 Billion in EPA funds slated for pollution-affected communities
Background and previous articles, books and videos specifically about the protest in Warren County
WBTV – News – 1982 TV footage, possibly from the first day, of the protest
Dumping On Warren County – 1988, by Jenny Labalme. Story appeared in Environmental Politics, Lessons from the Grassroots, published by the Institute for Southern Studies and edited by Bob Hall. A comprehensive article that explores the history behind the landfill and how local citizens fought back. Republished online September 2022
PCB Site Declared Clean – 2004, The Warren Record
Warren County: Real People, Real Stories – 2006, UNC’s Exchange Project
Transforming Environmentalism – 2007, by Eileen McCurty. A definitive scholarly book on Warren County, PCBs and the Origins of Environmental Justice
Warren County Library Exhibit Commemorates PCB Protests– 2012, WRAL-TV
Warren County Environmental Action Team – link to numerous videos ab†out the protest
Warren County PCB Protest 30th Anniversary Celebration – 2012 Scientist Charles Lee speaks
Warren County Documentary – 2018 by Michael Pearce
Warren County North Carolina, Birth of the Environmental Justice Movement – panel discussion hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
The Warren Record – 2021 Plans about the 40th Anniversary protest commemoration
Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien – 2021, How a North Carolina Community Came Together to Fight Environmental Racism
North Carolina Black Alliance Environmental Injustice and Healthcare Summit: Grounded in Justice, Rooted in Wellness. Keynote Address by Shauna Williams – August 12, 2022
Books, local and national broadcasts about the environmental justice movement
Dumping in Dixie – 1990 by Robert D. Bullard, who often is referred to as the Father of Environmental Justice. The book follows the efforts of five Black communities, empowered by the civil rights movement, to link environmentalism with issues of social justice.
Where We Live Work and Play, The Environmental Justice Movement and the Struggle for a New Environmentalism – 2000 by Patrick Novotny
Environmental Justice: Opposing a Toxic Waste Landfill | PBS LearningMedia – 2010, WGBH-TV Boston (PBS). A 4½-minute long educational program about Warren County’s protest that features Jenny Labalme’s photos and interviews with the Rev. Ben Chavis and Robert D. Bullard.
American Masters PBS – 2014 A brief, 2-minute clip with interviews and some footage from the 1982 protest in Warren County.
A Brief History of the Environmental Justice Movement – 2018 Pro Publica.
Environmental Justice in Post-War America – 2018 Edited by Christopher W. Wells
More recent articles about the Warren County Protests and their place historically
National Public Radio – 2021 Hope and Skepticism as Biden Promises to Address Environmental Racism
The Washington Post – 2021 ‘This is Environmental Racism’ How a protest in a Black N.C. farming town sparked a national movement.
Warren County and North Carolina environmental justice groups
Churches and their involvement in the protest
Scholarly meetings and papers about toxic waste sites and the protest
University of Michigan – 2020 Environmental Justice Summit at Leads to Four Published Articles
Environmental groups with links to the Warren County Protest
The Natural Resources Defense Council – The Environmental Justice Movement
Sierra Club – People and Justice
US Department of Energy – History of Environmental Justice
US Environmental Protection Agency – Environmental Justice
US Department of Interior – Environmental Justice
The White House – Environmental Justice