It’s the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. If you want to read something excellent about, read Harold Meyerson’s fantastic article on the contributions of Bayard Rustin and other democratic socialists to that day–and many others–in the civil rights struggle. Rustin’s career was a quiet tragedy. Had he been born ten or twenty years later, he would have been rightly recognized as one of the greatest political and strategic minds of his generation.
If you simply want to be moved by the grace of that moment of fifty years ago, this is pretty great, too.