We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin

We Are One The Story of Bayard Rustin Bayard Rustin dedicated his life to helping others fighting injustices and discriminations so that people could live as one Protesting segregation long before there was a civil rights movement he oft

  • Title: We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin
  • Author: Larry Dane Brimner
  • ISBN: 9781590784983
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin

    Bayard Rustin dedicated his life to helping others fighting injustices and discriminations so that people could live as one Protesting segregation long before there was a civil rights movement, he often was arrested for his beliefs and actions As a nonviolent activist, Bayard made his mark working alongside many African American leaders, notably A Philip Randolph and MaBayard Rustin dedicated his life to helping others fighting injustices and discriminations so that people could live as one Protesting segregation long before there was a civil rights movement, he often was arrested for his beliefs and actions As a nonviolent activist, Bayard made his mark working alongside many African American leaders, notably A Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King, Jr As an organizer, Bayard was largely responsible for bringing people together to walk for freedom and jobs in Washington, D.C on that memorable summer day, August 28, 1963 With style and careful attention to history, Larry Dane Brimner captures a story of passion, courage, and triumph through Bayard s own words and archival photographs in this Jane Addams Children s Book Award winner.

    • Best Read [Larry Dane Brimner] ✓ We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin || [Contemporary Book] PDF ☆
      446 Larry Dane Brimner
    • thumbnail Title: Best Read [Larry Dane Brimner] ✓ We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin || [Contemporary Book] PDF ☆
      Posted by:Larry Dane Brimner
      Published :2020-03-12T14:12:59+00:00

    One thought on “We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin

    1. Larry Bassett

      Bayard Rustin was black, a Quaker, a pacifist, a nonviolent activist, a socialist, a homosexual, a follower of Gandhi, a teacher of and advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr an accomplished singer and a primary organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. He was active with the War Resisters League, the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference among many other social change organizations. His controversial life as a gay man and a pre1941 communist relegated him to [...]

    2. Bill

      A well-written and important portrait of one of the generally unknown heroes of the civil rights movement whose contributions were in many respects suppressed because of his lifestyle.

    3. Rena

      The only reason this didn't get a better rating is that it was not unbiased. Information books, especially those for children should have the facts. This clearly stated what side of the issue they were on. While I too would be on that side, it just didnt' leave any room for a new reader to decide on their own.

    4. David

      Really, really short book. This is the briefest introduction to a very important figure in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. It was worth getting the view of the man, rather than the glimpses which pepper so much of the literature on the Civil Right Movement. What a figure! A communist, African American, Homosexual, who choose prison over service in World War II! Yet, he appears to be quite brilliant and committed. I longer work must find its way on to my shelf soon.

    5. Michelle

      Grade/interest level: 4-12Reading level: 1120LGenre: BiographyMain Characters: Bayard RustinSetting: Maryland, Washington, and other various citiesPOV: 3rd povWe Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin is a biographical account of a little known organizer of the Civil Rights Movement. Bayard was raised by his grandmother. His mother gave birth to him as a teen and knew she was too young to give him the life he deserved. He believed his mother was his sister until the age of 11 when he learned the tr [...]

    6. Barbara

      Summary (CIP): Captures a story of passion, courage, and triumph through Bayard's own words and archival photographs, and through spirituals and protest songs that Bayard often sang. REVIEW: This well-written and well-laid out volume introduces an unacknowledged leader and ‘intellectual architect’ of the Civil Rights movement, Bayard Rustin, a nonviolent activist from Quaker background. Rustin began organized bus segregation test runs in the 1940’s, years before Rosa Parks; was Martin Luth [...]

    7. Debra Landay

      Bayard Rustin is an unknown hero of the Civil Rights movement. He believed in non-violence and respect of all people. He orchestrated and organized the March on Washington, 1963, and acted as a mentor to Martin Luther King. The book not only tells the history of one man, but in doing so, tells a great deal of Civil Rights History. Easy to read and appropriate for grades 6 and older.

    8. Maria

      I had never heard of Bayard Rustin. But he was definitely an important person in making positive change in our country during the 1960s. He learned about peaceful activism from the life of Ghandi. Good children's book.

    9. Catriona Rogers

      I hope lots of people read this book. Bayard Rustin was a very important civil rights activist. He deserves more attention. One reason he is not well-known is that he was gay. His political ties were also a factor (socialism, communism?). All the more reason we should learn about him.

    10. Melissa Prentice

      Biography of Rustin, a prominent (though less well-known by the mainstream) civil rights leader, is a study in life-long activism. The book does not shy away from the disturbing details of the civil rights struggle, but it still suitable for young readers.

    11. Bonnie

      “We are all one. And if we don’t know it, we will learn it the hard way.” – Bayard Ruskin“Bayard was a man of many dimensions – an intellectual, an organizer, a speaker, a singer, a stage actor, an artist, and a collector. Yet, it was his social activism and his use of Gandhian methods of nonviolence that most interested me.” – Larry Dane BrimnerThis is the story of one of the lesser-known heroes involved in the Civil Rights Movement, a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Black [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *