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Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the March on Washington /

by Houtman, Jacqueline [author.]; Naegle, Walter [author.]; Long, Michael G [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2019]Description: xi, 160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780872867659; 087286765X.Subject(s): Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights workers -- United States -- Juvenile literature | African American civil rights workers -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 | Civil rights workers | African American civil rights workers | African Americans -- Biography | African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Contents:
Out of the shadows -- One big family -- Steal away -- A determination to be the best -- We were rebellious -- The power of nonviolence -- Nonviolent direct action -- War is wrong -- "You don't have to ride Jim crow" -- Jim crow army -- Chains -- A reputation in the field -- Bayard's problem -- The Montgomery Improvement Association -- From the courts to community action -- Outcast -- Mr. March-on-Washington -- "I have a dream" -- Negroes are lying dead in the street -- We will try our best to carry on -- Fighting for all -- Let freedom ring -- Endnotes -- Important events in Bayard Rustin's life -- Discussion questions -- Bibliography -- About the authors -- Acknowledgments.
Summary: "Bayard Rustin believed that every human being deserves respect and dignity. As a child he was taught that we all have a duty to stand up to prejudice and discrimination, and that conflict must be resolved through peaceful, nonviolent means. And so, Bayard began to peacefully resist--in high school he was arrested for sitting in the "whites only" section of his hometown movie theater--no matter the consequences. Bayard Rustin grew up to become one of the key figures of the American Civil Rights Movement. He was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., teaching him the philosophy and techniques of nonviolent direct action. In 1963, he organized the March on Washington, one of America's most historic protest marches. And yet, he is absent from most history books, in large part because he was openly gay. This biography traces Bayard's lifetime of activism and highlights his fearless commitment to justice and equality for all." -- Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Voted a Best Book of 2019 by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews!</p> <p>A biography for younger readers about one of the most influential activists of our time, who was an early advocate for African Americans and for gay rights.</p> <p>"Bayard had an unshakable optimism, nerves of steel, and, most importantly, a faith that if the cause is just and people are organized, nothing can stand in our way."--President Barack Obama</p> <p>"Bayard Rustin was one of the great organizers and activists of the Civil Rights Movement. Without his skill and vision, the historic impact of the March on Washington might not have been possible. I am glad this biography will make young people aware of his life and his incredible contribution to American history.--Congressman John Lewis</p> <p>"'We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers,' declared Bayard Rustin in the late 1940s. A proponent of nonviolent resistance and a stalwart figure in the civil rights movement, Rustin organized a profound and peaceful milestone in American history--the 1963 March on Washington. . . . Troublemaker for Justice describes not only how Rustin orchestrated the March on Washington in two months but also how he stood up for his Quaker principles throughout his life. The three authors, Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle and Michael G. Long, show the difficulties Rustin faced as a gay black man in 20th-century America, and that he shouldered them with strength, intelligence, and a quest for peace and justice."--Abby Nolan,The Washington Post</p> <p>"An excellent biography that belongs in every young adult library. Readers will find Rustin's story captivating; his story could encourage young people to fight for change."--Michelle Kornberger, Library Journal ,*Starred Review</p> <p>"In today's political landscape, this volume is a lesson in the courage to live according to one's truth and the dedication it takes to create a better world."--Kirkus Reviews, *Starred Review</p> <p>"A long-overdue introduction to a fascinating, influential change maker."--Publishers Weekly, *Starred Review</p> <p>"This biography is an indispensable addition to the literature of both civil and gay rights."--Michael Cart,Booklist, *Starred review</p> <p>Bayard Rustin was a major figure in the Civil Rights movement. He was arrested on a bus 13 years before Rosa Parks and he participated in integrated bus rides throughout the South 14 years before the Freedom Riders. He was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., teaching him the techniques and philosophy of Gandhian nonviolent direct action. He organized the March on Washington in 1963, one of the most impactful mobilizations in American history.</p> <p>Despite these contributions, few Americans recognize his name, and he is absent from most history books, in large part because he was gay. This biography traces Rustin's life, from his childhood and his first arrest in high school for sitting in the "whites only" section of a theater, through a lifetime of nonviolent activism.</p> <p>"Authors Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, and Michael G. Long provide middle and high school students with a biography of Rustin that illustrates how the personal is political. Young readers will take away valuable lessons about identity, civics, and 20th-century history."--Rethinking Schools</p> <p>Teachers: Discussion Guide Available! Explanation of Common Core Instructional Standards Available! Reach out to the publisher at Stacey [@] citylights.com</p>

First published in 2014 in a limited edition produced by Quaker Press of Friends General Conference as Bayard Rustin: the invisible activist.

Age: 13.

Grade 7 to 8.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-152) and index.

Out of the shadows -- One big family -- Steal away -- A determination to be the best -- We were rebellious -- The power of nonviolence -- Nonviolent direct action -- War is wrong -- "You don't have to ride Jim crow" -- Jim crow army -- Chains -- A reputation in the field -- Bayard's problem -- The Montgomery Improvement Association -- From the courts to community action -- Outcast -- Mr. March-on-Washington -- "I have a dream" -- Negroes are lying dead in the street -- We will try our best to carry on -- Fighting for all -- Let freedom ring -- Endnotes -- Important events in Bayard Rustin's life -- Discussion questions -- Bibliography -- About the authors -- Acknowledgments.

"Bayard Rustin believed that every human being deserves respect and dignity. As a child he was taught that we all have a duty to stand up to prejudice and discrimination, and that conflict must be resolved through peaceful, nonviolent means. And so, Bayard began to peacefully resist--in high school he was arrested for sitting in the "whites only" section of his hometown movie theater--no matter the consequences. Bayard Rustin grew up to become one of the key figures of the American Civil Rights Movement. He was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., teaching him the philosophy and techniques of nonviolent direct action. In 1963, he organized the March on Washington, one of America's most historic protest marches. And yet, he is absent from most history books, in large part because he was openly gay. This biography traces Bayard's lifetime of activism and highlights his fearless commitment to justice and equality for all." -- Publisher's description.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vii)
  • A Few Words about Words (p. xi)
  • Chapter 1 Out of the Shadows (p. 1)
  • Chapter 2 One Big Family (p. 5)
  • Chapter 3 Steal Away (p. 13)
  • Chapter 4 A Determination to Be the Best (p. 19)
  • Chapter 5 We Were Rebellious (p. 27)
  • Chapter 6 The Power of Nonviolence (p. 35)
  • Chapter 7 Nonviolent Direct Action (p. 43)
  • Chapter 8 War is Wrong (p. 49)
  • Chapter 9 "You Don't Have to Ride Jim Crow" (p. 57)
  • Chapter 10 Jim Crow Army (p. 65)
  • Chapter 11 Chains (p. 71)
  • Chapter 12 A Reputation in the Field (p. 77)
  • Chapter 13 Bayard's Problem (p. 81)
  • Chapter 14 The Montgomery Improvement Association (p. 85)
  • Chapter 15 From the Courts to Community Action (p. 93)
  • Chapter 16 Outcast (p. 99)
  • Chapter 17 Mr. March-on-Washington (p. 103)
  • Chapter 18 "I Have a Dream" (p. 109)
  • Chapter 19 Negroes Are Lying Dead in the Street (p. 115)
  • Chapter 20 We Will Try Our Best to Carry On (p. 123)
  • Chapter 21 Fighting for All (p. 129)
  • Chapter 22 Let Freedom Ring (p. 137)
  • Things to Think About (p. 143)
  • Important Events in Bayard Rustin's Life (p. 144)
  • Endnotes (p. 146)
  • Bibliography (p. 151)
  • About the Authors (p. 153)
  • Index (p. 155)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 160)

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