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LOST PROPHET: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Sympathetic, probing biography brings homosexuality to the fore as a factor in the black activist's seminal but largely forgotten role in the civil-rights movement.Rustin's sexual orientation was impediment enough in the 1930s, contends D'Emilio (History and Gender Studies/Univ. of Illinois, Chicago), who has written extensively on the evolution of gay culture and politics. But Rustin (1912-87 ... Read full review

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