I met Zack at a Black Lives Matter meeting about a month ago and was struck by his poetic eloquence and profound presence. I am looking forward to our conversation this evening as we talk about his formative experiences, healing, and his various ways of working toward transformation, be it through writing, teaching, singing, or just by being his rad, honest self.
Robert 'Zack' Zachary was born in Anniston, Alabama, both chronologically and geographically close to the onset of the great Civil Rights Movement. His hometown was the site of several conflicts over the three decades. His life long commitment to activism began at 11 when he entered the Civil Rights Movement. Zack had the extreme honor of meeting Martin L. King Jr at age fifteen. He continued his studies on freedom through college, in the military and throughout Europe.
Zack is an Independent Chaplain, an Inspirational Poet, Storyteller, Vocalist, Visionary and Activist. He endeavors to combine life, music, poetry, history and storytelling in his presentations, lectures and concerts; with a positive and holistic perspective on how we will win our fight for freedom, justice and peace. Zack established the Healing Love Institute to be a worldwide community collective of like-minded people for the purpose of mentoring and encouraging development of these subjects into purpose and reality. He presently lives between Asheville and Atlanta and is preparing a book tour in early spring of 2016.