On today’s program we honor Bayard Rustin, one of the most central figures in the African American struggle for Civil Rights and Freedom. Rustin was a pacifist, homosexual and practitioner of nonviolence who dedicated his life to racial equality, economic justice and ending warfare.
And we speak with writer Kevin Epps about his new book Black Rock: The Dark Side of Alcatraz.
Bayard Rustin, the architect of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Ashon Crawley, Associate Professor; Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Virginia Center for the Study of Religion
Filmmaker Nancy Kates. She produced the film Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.
Bill Sutherland, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Colleague of Rustin
Reverend A.J. Muste, Pacifist and mentor of Rustin
George Houser, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Colleague of Rustin
Louis John, Nephew
Devi Prasad, Pacifist
President Barack Obama
The Black Rock – Featuring Kevin Epps