Who Is This Man?

Airs February 26 at 6AM on 93.9 FM and 2PM on AM820 and February 27 at 8PM on AM820

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” is an iconic moment in the history of civil rights. But this historic moment may have never happened if it weren’t for a man standing in King’s shadow, Bayard Rustin, a man with a number of seemingly incompatible labels: black, gay, Quaker. Although he had numerous passions and pursuits, his most transformative act, was to counsel MLK on the use of non-violent resistance. Rustin also helped to engineer the March on Washington and frame the Montgomery bus boycott. Why is Rustin not synonymous with Civil Rights? This program is hosted by Al Letson.

Comments [4]

He lived in my building growing up, in Penn South, Chelsea!

A memorable guy.

Dec. 15 2014 02:34 PM
erla tobin from NYC

Excellent show! Wish more folks were aware of Bayard Rustin. Is the show archived anywhere?

Mar. 05 2011 07:31 PM
Eve Sicular from NYC

Thanks for this excellent program, glad Bayard Rustin is being given his due. Special gratitude for the observations by John D'Emilio.

Feb. 26 2011 11:46 PM
Martha Garvey from Hoboken

What a remarkable man. Thank you for this show. Crying as I am listening.

Feb. 26 2011 06:36 AM

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