Bayard Rustin, 'Angelic Troublemaker' (Part 1)


2nd February 1964: Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin, spokesman for the Citywide Committee for Integration, talks on the phone at the organization's headquarters at Silcam Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Patrick A. Burns/New York Times Co./Getty Images)

Bayard Rustin was an openly gay black man born in 1912. He spent his life working tirelessly for equal rights, peace, democracy, and economic equality, including being one of the primary planners of the 1963 March on Washington.

Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin, spokesman for the Citywide Committee for Integration, talks on the phone at the organization's headquarters at Silcam Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Patrick A. Burns/New York Times Co./Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: civil rights, LGBTQ history, black history, Activism, Bayard Rustin, conscientious objector, nonviolent protest, Civil Rights Movement, Quakers, biographies, 20th century, executive order 9981, LGBTQIA history