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Time on Two Crosses

The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin

by Bayard Rustin Author · Devon Carbado Other

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In 1956 Bayard Rustin taught Martin Luther King Jr. strategies of nonviolence during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thereby launching the civil rights movement. Widely acclaimed as a founding father of modern black protest, Rustin reached international notoriety in 1963 as the openly gay organizer of the March on Washington.<BR> <BR>Long before the March on Washington, Rustin&#39;s leadership placed him at the vanguard of social protest. His gay identity, however, became a point of contention with the movement, with the controversy embroiling even King himself.<BR> <BR>Time on Two Crosses offers an insider&#39;s view of many of the defining political moments of our time. From Gandhi&#39;s impact on African Americans, white supremacists in Congress, and the assassination of Malcolm X to Rustin&#39;s never-before-published essays on Louis Farrakhan, affirmative action, and the call for gay rights, Time on Two Crosses chronicles five decades of Rustin&#39;s commitment to justice and equality.

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Publisher:
Cleis Press
Imprint:
Cleis Press
Edition:
2
Publication Date:
2014

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