Book Description: Bayard Rustin was a man with purpose - and a man with heart. His was a life dedicated to helping others - fighting injustices and discriminations - so that people could live as one. Bayard learned these principles at an early age from his family, primarily his grandmother and grandfather. Protesting segregation long before there was a civil rights movement, he often was arrested for his beliefs and actions. But he knew things had to change. And help change them he did. 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 - and through spirituals and protest songs that Bayard often sang. The unforgettable story of Bayard Rustin has something to teach all of us about the power of perseverance and the individual to bring about change.