On today’s program we honor Bayard Rustin, one of the most central figures in the African American struggle for Civil Rights and Freedom. Rustin was a pacifist, homosexual and practitioner of nonviolence who dedicated his life to racial equality, economic justice and ending warfare. Known as the lead organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and trusted advisor to labor leader A. Phillip Randolph and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rustins methodology for challenging racial inequality and imperialism is centered on his ability to interrelate race, class, gender, and sexuality. Angelic Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin combines film, insightful interviews and speeches from the unsung hero of the civil rights movement.

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