I Must Resist

I Must Resist

Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters

eBook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: ©2012
San Francisco :, City Lights Books,, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780872865617
0872865614
0872865789
9780872865785
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvi, 516 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Bond, Julian 1940-2015
Long, Michael G.
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.
Summary: 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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