Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive
Season 4: Episode 8: Bayard Rustin
Jan 10, 2019 · 34 min
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Bayard Rustin was a champion of the black civil rights movement—mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. But because he was gay and out, he faced bigotry inside and outside the movement. The FBI and Sen. Strom Thurmond tried to destroy him. But he persisted.

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