Bayard Rustin: Troubles I'Ve Seen : A Biography

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HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 1997 - Political Science - 418 pages
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Bayard Rustin was one of the most complex and interesting of the black intellectuals during a period of dramatic change in America. He is perhaps best known as the organizer of the 1963 march on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his memorable "I Have a Dream" speech. Although Rustin headed no civil rights organization, during most of his career he was a moral and tactical spokesman for them all. Committed to the Gandhian principle of nonviolence, he was the movement's ablest strategist and an indispensable intellectual resource for such major black leaders as Dr. King, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, Dorothy Height and James Farmer. Rustin not only helped to organize the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56 but also drew up the original plan for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization that spearheaded King's nonviolent crusade.

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Jervis Anderson has been a staff writer for "The New Yorker" magazine since 1968. He is the author of "This Was Harlem" (1983), "Guns in American Life" (1984) and "A. Philip Randolph" (California, 1986).

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