Papers of the European Organiser of the American-European Peace March from San Francisco to Moscow 1960-1962
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Bayard Rustin (b. March 17, 1912, West Chester, Pennsylvania–d. August 24, 1987, Manhattan, New York) was an African-American Quaker who was concerned with nonviolence, socialism, civil rights, race relations, and international relations. He was connected with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, American Friends Service Committee, War Resisters League, Congress of Racial Equality, and Committee for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience against Military Segregation. He was imprisoned during World War II fo...
The San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace (as it was first known) was an initiative of the Committee for Non Violent Action. The CNVA was an American direct action group based in New York whose leaders included AJ Muste and Bayard Rustin. The walk began on 1 December 1960 and its principal aim was to publicise the case for unilateral nuclear disarmament. The core team of American marchers was accompanied by two photographers and included CNVA secretary Bradford Lyttle. After walkin...
Clergyman, pacifist. From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham John Muste : oral history, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741542 From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham John Muste : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122681124 A.J. Muste (1885-1967). Muste's involvement as a labor organizer began in 1919. When he led strikes in the textile mills of Lawrenc...