Bayard Rustin: Goals and Strategies [Signed]. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, LITERATURE.

Bayard Rustin: Goals and Strategies [Signed]

Brunswick, ME: Tragos Press, 1964. First Edition. Fine-press broadside, printing the text of Rustin's 1964 speech at Bowdoin College, produced at Thomas Cornell's Tragos Press. Following the March on Washington, Bowdoin College invited Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin - one of the chief organizers of the March - to the college's "Spring Issues" conference in 1964. The broadside reproduces the full text of Rustin's speech, in which he outlines both a political and philosophical strategy for dealing with America's poor - both black and white. The portrait of Rustin, though uncredited, is by Cornell (1937-2012), long-time Artist in Residence at Bowdoin. A rare Tragos Press item; despite the relatively large limitation, we note no other copy in commerce (May, 2019), with OCLC showing only two holdings (Bowdoin & UC Davis). One of 1,000 copies. Broadside, letterpress printed on ivory bond; text in three columns, printed in black and brown ink, with text surrounding a central woodcut portrait of Rustin by Thomas Cornell; measures 55cm x 38cm (ca.22" x 15"). While not called for, this copy has been signed by Cornell (in pencil) beneath the portrait. Trivial wear to upper right corner, else Fine.

Price: $750.00

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