Thursday, 26 February 2009

Would Martin Luther King Jr. Have Been As Successful Without Black, Gay Civil Rights Activist, Bayard Rustin?

Bayard Rustin was an integral part of the American civil rights movement. He worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Montgomery bus boycotts and was instrumental in organizing the historic March On Washington, yet, because he was gay, his name is only now emerging from the closet of history. Thanks to Bennett Singer, co-director and producer of the documentary, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, this oversight is finally being addressed.

Also on the show is my chat with BaKari E. Lindsay, choreograper and co-Artistic Director of COBA (Collective of Black Artists)

Jimmy Cliff, "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" from Reggae in Your Jeggae compiliation CD
Dr. Matin Luther King, Jr. speech "Birmingham 1963-Keep Moving" + SNCC Freedom Singers "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" from Every Tone a Testimony Compilation CD
Melanie Durrant "Sky" + "Bang Bang" from Where I'm Goin' CD (Cdn)
Chet Sing "Price is Right" from Darkness of Daylight CD (Cdn)

Thanks to COBA for the giveaway of a pair of tickets to BANTA.

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