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Release Date: August 5, 2003
ISBN: 9781573441742
eISBN: 9781573446334

Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin

by Bayard Rustin, Devon W. Carbado, Don Weise

Bayard Rustin, the famed openly-gay African American organizer, introduced Martin Luther King, Jr. to the precepts of nonviolence during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thereby launching the birth of the Civil Rights Movement in 1955. Widely acclaimed as a founding father of modern black protest, Rustin reached his pinnacle of notoriety in 1963 as organizer of the March on Washington.

Long before the March on Washington and King's ascendance to international prominence, Rustin put his life on the line to challenge racial segregation. His open homosexuality, however, remained a point of contention among black church leaders, with controversy sometimes embroiling even King himself.

Time on Two Crosses showcases the extraordinary career of this black gay civil rights pioneer. Spanning five decades, the book combines classic texts ranging in topic from Gandhi's impact on African Americans, white supremacists in Congress, the antiwar movement, and the assassination of Malcolm X, with never-before published selections on the call for gay rights, Louis Farrakhan, affirmative action, AIDS, and women's rights. Also included are twenty-five photos from the Rustin estate.

 
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About the author Devon Carbado
 
 

Devon W. Carbado is the editor of Black Men on Race, Gender, and Sexuality. He lives in Los Angeles. Black Like Us, 2nd Edition "This rich anthology will take your breath away." — The Advocate "Skillfully unfolds the black queer voice." — Out Magazine "This enormously powerful and expansive book covers the eras from 1900...


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