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Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin

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Dive into the compelling narrative of "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin," a pivotal book that sheds light on an unsung hero of the American civil rights movement. Published on October 1, 2004, this detailed account by acclaimed historian John D'Emilio captures the essence of Bayard Rustin, a strategist whose teachings influenced Martin Luther King Jr. and helped shape the 1963 March on Washington. Rustin's story is unique not only because of his monumental contributions to racial justice but also due to the challenges he faced as an openly gay man in a time of rampant sexism and homophobia. This book explores why Rustin's brilliant tactics and critical role were often overshadowed in the annals of history, offering high school readers a profound look into the intersections of racial and gender equality. Engage with this thought-provoking exploration and reflect on how Rustin’s life impacts our understanding of social justice today.
Published by University of Chicago Press on October 1, 2004
592 pages
ISBN: 9780226142692
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