The Lost Prophet

The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
University of Chicago Press
564
Paperback
ISBN: 
0-226-14269-8

Overview

"[Quaker] Bayard Rustin became famous for working behind the scenes. the tactics of public protest that became that became familiar in the 1960s - marches on Washington, Freedom Rides, sit-ins, passive resistance, civil disobedience - were pioneered and refined by Rustin two decades earlier. indeed, through his decisive influence on Martin Luther King Jr., Rustin created the model for the social movements of post-World War II America - civil rights, antiwar, gay liberation, feminist." - Michael anderson, New York Times

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