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Angelic Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin and The Dark Side of Alcatraz

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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


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