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Sunday, 2/25/2024 8:00am Making Contact

Bayard Rustin
New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper photo: Stanley Wolfson
Bayard Rustin

Angelic Troublemaker-Bayard Rustin. We take a look at the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin, one of the most central figures in the African American struggle for civil rights and freedom. He was 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. Rustin’s methodology for challenging racial inequality and imperialism centered on his ability to interrelate race, class, gender, and sexuality. “Angelic Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin” combines film excerpts, insightful interviews and speeches from this important figure of the civil rights movement. This program first aired on Making Contact in 2021.