The Life of Civil Rights Pioneer Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin

Photo: Brother Outsider (website)

On this hour, we'll talk about the life of one great Civil Rights activist: Bayard Rustin.



Bayard Rustin probably is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. But Rustin was nearly marginalized as the organizer and later silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from jobs because he also was an openly gay man. On this hour, we’ll talk about the life of this man.


  • Bennett Singer, producer/director of Brother Outsider
  • Nancy Kates, producer/director of Brother Outsider
  • Walter Naegel, Rustin’s partner and Executive Director of The Bayard Rustin Fund
  • Hasan Jeffries, Professor of History at The Ohio State University

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