Stewart Acuff

Apr 23

My Dear friend Rev. James Orange

“Giving folks their God-ordained dignity and respect is incredibly powerful. The boss never does it. The good organizer always does it. My deceased friend Rev. James Orange, one of the closest to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was so great at this. He called everyone ‘leader’ and appealed to the better angels in everyone.”

- An excerpt from Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing by Stewart Acuff

Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO, and current Chief of Staff at the Utility Workers Union of America. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.

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