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I must resist : Bayard Rustin's life in letters

Author: Bayard Rustin; Michael G Long
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the nonviolent civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington through a collection of over one hundred fifty of his letters.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
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Named Person: Bayard Rustin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bayard Rustin; Michael G Long
ISBN: 9780872865785 0872865789
OCLC Number: 756581388
Description: xxvi, 516 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. "War is wrong": 1942-1944 --
2. "One ought to resist the entire system": March-August 1944 --
3. "I am a traitor": August-December 1944 --
4. "Until every effort is made, I am less than a man": January-August 1945 --
5. "I am needed on the outside": November 1945-June 1946 --
6. "A small, interracial, disciplined group ... to test Jim Crow": July 1946-December 1947 --
7. "To fight for the United States Army is to fight for bigotry": 1948-1949 --
8. "Let us resist with our whole beings": 1950-1952 --
9. "For me sex must be sublimated": 1953-1955 --
10. "This is an effort to avoid war, race war": 1956-1957 --
11. "Crisis is at hand for civil rights" and Africa, 1958-1959 --
12. "Bayard was crushed": 1960-1962 --
13. "An enormous success": 1963 --
14. "A very central figure in the civil rights movement": 1964-1965 --
15. "The freedom budget for all Americans": 1966-1967 --
16. "A fantastic vacuum": 1968-1969 --
17. "More black than Cleaver": 1970-1975 --
18. "These people, Mr. President, desperately need our help": 1976-1979 --
19. "Instead of a march": 1980-1983 --
20. "Bayard Rustin, oh, what a life!": 1984-1987.
Responsibility: introduced and edited by Michael G. Long ; foreword by Julian Bond.

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