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Living Inside Our Hope: A Steadfast Radical's Thoughts on Rebuilding the Movement

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The photograph of three men spattered with red paint, their arms linked, marching to protest the Vietnam War, is an icon of the 1960s movement for social justice. David Dellinger is on one side, Robert Moses on the other. In the middle is Staughton Lynd, chairperson of the first march on Washington against the war, and former director of the Mississippi Freedom Schools.Thi ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Cornell University Press
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Had a chance to process his papers while working at the Kent State archives in late 1990s. Ended up meeting him at a talk he gave there in 2000. Fascinating, quiet but forthright man. Quaker, radical, intellectual, advocate for working class, part of 1964 summer down in Mississippi, almost kicked out of the country for trying to end the Vietnam War on his own in Hanoi, and long time union lawyer.

The book is a collection of his writings so it jumps all over and at times gets into the minutiae of
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The son of renowned sociologists Robert Staughton Lynd and Helen Lynd, Staughton Lynd grew up in New York City. He earned a BA from Harvard, an MA and PhD in history from Columbia. He taught at Spelman College in Georgia (where he was acquainted with Howard Zinn) and Yale University. In 1964, Lynd served as director of Freedom Schools in the Mississippi Summer Project. An opponent of the Vietnam W ...more
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