The Life of Bayard Rustin
Thursday, January 20 , 2005
Screening/Discussion: 7:00 PM
MEMBERS $5 NONMEMBERS $8
A master strategist and tireless social activist, Bayard Rustin is best
remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. Raised as a pacifist Quaker and steeped in Mahatma Gandhi's protest techniques, Rustin brought his deep convictions into the heart of the American civil rights movement, helping Martin Luther King, Jr. become an international symbol of peace and nonviolence. Historian John D'Emilio calls Rustin the "lost prophet" of the civil rights movement.
Added by robg3 on January 4, 2005