Monday, April 23, 2012
A good title to keep in mind for next Black History Month is We Are One: the Story of Bayard Rustin. He was a civil rights activist who was largely responsible for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963.
Here's a sample: "Bayard strolled over to the Washington Monument to see how the march was shaping up. Journalists and the security patrol greeted him, but there were only a handful of protesters."
I have a personal connection to Larry Dane Brimner, the author of this book.
He was an instructor at the Writers Workshop at Chautauqua the summer I attended and I benefitted from discussions with him.