First things -- A childhood of extremes -- The silver trump of knowledge -- Baltimore dreams -- Now for mischief! -- Living a new life -- This Douglass! -- Garrisonian in mind and body -- The thought of writing for a book! -- Send back the money! -- Demagogue in black -- My faithful friend Julia -- By the rivers of Babylon -- My voice, my pen, or my vote -- John Brown could die for the slave -- Secession : taught by events -- The kindling spirit of his battle cry -- The anthem of the redeemed -- Men of color to arms! -- Abolition war, abolition peace -- Sacred efforts -- Othello's occupation was gone -- All the leeches that feed on you -- Ventures -- What will peace among the whites bring? -- An important and lucrative office -- Joys and sorrows at Cedar Hill -- Watchman, what of the night? -- Born traveler -- Haiti : servant between two masters -- If American conscience were only half-alive -- Epilogue: Then Douglass passed.
Introduction: The Fragmented Community and Its Transformation -- Part 1. The Fabric of Community. Insights into Transformation -- Shifting the Context for Community -- The Stuck Community -- The Restorative Community -- Taking Back Our Projections -- What It Means to Be a Citizen -- The Transforming Community -- Part 2. The Alchemy of Belonging. Leadership Is Convening -- The Small Group Is the Unit of Transformation -- Questions Are More Transforming Than Answers -- Midterm Review -- Invitation -- The Possibility, Ownership, Dissent, Commitment, and Gifts Conversations -- Bringing Hospitality into the World -- Designing Physical Space That Supports Community -- The End of Unnecessary Suffering -- More. Book at a Glance -- Role Models and Resources.