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The Resource Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the march on Washington, Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, Michael G. Long

Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the march on Washington, Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, Michael G. Long

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Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the march on Washington
Title
Trouble maker for justice
Title remainder
the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the march on Washington
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Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, Michael G. Long
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eng
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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. "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 "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 "'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 "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 "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 "A long-overdue introduction to a fascinating, influential change maker."-Publishers Weekly, *Starred Review "This biography is an indispensable addition to the literature of both civil and gay rights."-Michael Cart, Booklist, *Starred review 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. 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. Praise for Troublemaker for Justice: "In Troublemaker for Justice children and teens can finally discover the story of the man who possibly was the most influential person in the struggle for Civil Rights-Bayard Rustin."&mdash
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Houtman, Jacqueline
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age: 13
  • Grade 7 to 8
LC call number
E185.97.R93
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Naegle, Walter
  • Long, Michael G.
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  • Rustin, Bayard
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
  • Rustin, Bayard
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the march on Washington, Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, Michael G. Long
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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1100425500
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780872867987
Lccn
2019021919
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • n
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96a9ae53-53f2-4219-be61-af7473d29554
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1100425500
Label
Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the march on Washington, Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, Michael G. Long
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1100425500
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780872867987
Lccn
2019021919
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
96a9ae53-53f2-4219-be61-af7473d29554
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1100425500

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