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In 1957, along with Bayard Rustin and Stanley Levison, Baker co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). As a field organizer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), she traveled extensively throughout the South to organize local NAACP ...

Ballplayer released after domestic violence video releasedA Pennsylvania minor league baseball team has cut an outfielder after a Texas police department released a video of a domestic violence incident for which the player completed a probationary sentence. Kate Has Your Wednesday Night ...
Despite his incredible influence on the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, Bayard Rustin lived in the shadows. An openly gay man, he'd been arrested for engaging in public homosexuality, and, before his activist involvement, had identified as a member of the Communist Party -- both of which offended ...
From 1960s civil rights activist Bayard Rustin to newly elected Minnesota councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, black LGBTQ Americans have long been blazing trails and making history. "As long as there have been black people, there have been black LGBTQ and same-gender-loving people," David J. Johns, ...
The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal demonstration in the nation's civil-rights history. It drew thousands of people to a peaceful protest of racial inequality and injustice. Its organizer was Bayard Rustin (1912-87). Openly gay in an era far different from today, Rustin took his place among the march ...

During his 60-year career as an activist, organizer and "troublemaker," Bayard Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the American civil rights movement. A film about his work, "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," illuminates the life of the visionary activist and strategist who has ...
Black History Month is all about celebrating our best and brightest for their history-making contributions to Black culture and society at large. Special tributes occur for well-known figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and George Washington Carver each ...
Look at Bayard Rustin's career as a civil-rights leader and one question becomes glaringly apparent: Why isn't he a household name alongside Rosa Parks and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King? His accomplishments paved the way for both lions of the civil-rights movement: --In 1942, Rustin refused to ...
Bayard Rustin was a Quaker, conscientious objector, openly gay, civil rights activist and the organizer of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 March on Washington and co-organizer of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. An organizer of the first Freedom Rides protesting racial segregation in the south, ...
If it's Martin Luther King Jr. Day then that means it's the Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast, the LGBT Atlanta tradition which celebrated its 17th annual event on Jan. 15 at the Loudermilk Conference Center. This year's theme was "Love Letters Across the Generations: Honoring Our Elders," and special ...
The A. Philip Randolph Institute has been "supporting voting rights for decades," says Andre Washington, Ohio State president of APRI. APRI was founded by A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979), a Black labor leader and civil rights activist and Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), a Black labor strategist and civil rights ...
Certain influential people are sadly often relegated to the footnotes of history, but a recent push to elevate civil rights icon Bayard Rustin to the forefront of American greatness is seeing its day. Archivist Anna Bergman is doing her part by organizing a symposium on Rustin and his work this Saturday at the ...
LONG BEACH, Calif. -The South Coast Chorale continues its 28th season with a celebration of diversity in the dream for civil, legal and human rights. On January 27th and 28th, Long Beach's LGBT chorus will present the west coast premiere of Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream.
His close advisers included Bayard Rustin, head of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, an organization supported by the AFL-CIO and other unions that encouraged a greater black presence at all levels of the labor movement; Ralph Helstein, president of the Chicago-based United Packinghouse workers of ...
Bayard Rustin, a longtime activist, organized the first freedom rides in 1947 to integrate interstate bus travel. Perhaps the civil rights Movement's most prominent female voice, Ella Baker, spent many years in the city working for the NAACP. And while the New York Times denounced King for his opposition ...

Eta Creative arts Foundation invites you to support their upcoming musical production by McKinley Johnson chronicling the life of Bayard Rustin, a largely forgotten but immensely influential civil-rights leader. Rustin was an African American political strategist who championed the rights of others while ...
From defending the man who had blackmailed him out of the Southern Christian Leadership Council to serving as a character witness for Ariel Sharon, records from the Central Intelligence Agency and his Federal Bureau of Investigation file show civil rights icon Bayard Rustin was not a man who could be ...
Co-chair of the Bayard Rustin Coaltion, Lawrence Shine; mindfulness and life coach, Lev White, and founder of San Francisco Black Community Matters, Shaun Haines, gather at a symposium honoring the life of civil rights icon Bayard Rustin on Saturday at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. katy st.
August 28, 1963 was a momentous day for African-American rights and a victory for a black, gay organizer, Bayard Rustin. On that day 250,000 ...
But Bayard Rustin, as with most things he put his mind to, served as a gay marriage pioneer simply by making sure his young partner was ...
Moments after his team pulled out a hard-fought 28-21 victory over visiting Bayard Rustin on Friday night, Unionville head coach Pat Clark said, ...
Matter of fact, Mr. Bayard Rustin, a member of the communist party who was in the civil rights movement was working for the communist agenda ...
... Lou Hamer but not sure she qualifies for this answer so since she can't serve I will give the answer to her first runner-up: Bayard Rustin.
The artist chose as inspiration a photo of King walking with fellow strategist Bayard Rustin during the Montgomery Bus boycott. In the photo ...
These leaders also disagreed on who should handle march logistics. Randolph wanted to put Bayard Rustin in charge, as Rustin was a skilled ...
Bayard Rustin--the openly gay economic justice and civil rights activist, mentor to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and organizer of the famous 1963 ...
An event highlighting the work and accomplishments of African-American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin called Lesson from Bayard Rustin's ...
And she focusses on the role of the activist leader Bayard Rustin, who was fixated on the audio equipment that would be used to amplify the ...
... at Howard University organized a debate between two influential voices on civil and human rights at the time, Malcolm X and Bayard Rustin.
... on the national mall, President John F. Kennedy, prodded by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, welcomed John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr.
Bobby Bonner was the best man. Groomsmen were Robert McIntyre and Khalil Hickson. Jayden Armstrong was the usher. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Bayard Rustin school of Humanities and a 2010 graduate of Bellevue University. She is a United States ...
Bayard Rustin was a leader of the black civil rights movement, who, because he was both a communist and a homosexual, generally had to do his work behind the scenes.
... combine my activism with a law degree that would allow me to work for change from inside the system as well as outside it." Vetter was influenced by Brown V. Board Of Education attorney Charles Hamilton Houston and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
It's not going to turn a kid trans anymore than hearing Angela Davis talk about lesbian literary icon Audre Lorde is going to turn them lesbian or Tyler Oakly discussing Bayard Rustin, who organized Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 March on ...
GREEN BAY - Each year, students at D.C. Everest Junior High and D.C. Everest Senior High participate in National History Day - an event that challenges students to craft research projects within a historical theme.
But that's just what a group of students from Bayard Rustin high school plan to do this Saturday, March 11, from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, as they partner with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization dedicated to ending world hunger ...
Like many other volunteers, Fano helps out in the Bayard Rustin Media Center and contributes his time during special events.
In his speech, Khalil referenced Bayard Rustin, the gay Black 1963 march organizer. "Because he [Rustin] lived out and proud, inspiring others to live fully and work to change the world, I am able to stand here today: Black, gay, and proud.
The most moving thing he recalls about the campaign was that he got to meet civil rights legend Bayard Rustin, who answered the door at Penn South when he rang, and that Rustin said he knew who he was and would vote for him.
"The Latino community, white and black folks, are regularly impacted by unemployment and poverty. I want to work across difference" to help remedy this, he said.
Bayard Rustin high school students recently engaged in some friendly competition to raise money for charity. Submitted photo.
Hoover used the fear of the "Red-Menace" and alleged Communist influence to attack Malcolm X, The Black Panther's, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, SCLC, SNCC, Dr.
Global Hope and the University of Hawaii at Hilo LGBTQ+ Center will present a highly praised film about a man Time Magazine calls the "unknown hero of the civil rights movement.
Many who have listened to him with respect will never again accord him the same confidence. He has diminished his usefulness to his cause to his country and to his people.
Gottlieb Daimler (1834-1900), engineer/inventor; Paul Green (1894-1981), playwright; Bobby Jones (1902-1971), golfer; Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), civil rights activist; Nat King Cole (1919-1965), singer; Kurt Russell (1951-), actor; Gary Sinise (1955 ...
documentary filmmaker Nancy Kates will offer the keynote address at Rider University's 35th Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) Colloquium on Wednesday, March 29.
The Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition (BRC) engages in activities that facilitate: greater equality and visibility for the Black and LGBT communities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, creation of more awareness and public support for marriage equality, ...
THROWBACK THURSDAY: Tomorrow marks the birthday in 1912 of Bayard Rustin -- the openly gay organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for jobs and Freedom.


 

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