Bayard Rustin

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin (1912–1987)

A central figure in civil rights movements for most of his life. “When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.”. — Bayard Rustin. Bayard Rustin spent a lifetime in the service of those longing...
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Bayard Rustin: An Architect Of The Civil Rights Movement You May Have Never Heard Of

Bayard Rustin was one of the most consequential architects of the civil rights movement in the '60s you may have never heard of. NPR's podcast Throughline has this profile. Bayard Rustin organized the historic March on Washington back in 1963 and introduced the idea of nonviolence to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NPR's history podcast Throughline has been doing a series of profiles of Black visionaries who have shaped the world we live in. Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei of Throughline bring us Rustin's story.
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STORIES OF BLACK HISTORY: Bayard Rustin is a local link to Civil Rights legacy

Editor's Note: This February, for Black History Month, the Pottstown School District is making regular posts on its Facebook page. The district is paying tribute both to the accomplishments of some of our country’s historical giants, while also highlighting stories from those whose contributions aren’t always captured in the telling of our nation’s history. What follows is a selection from those posts.
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Barack And Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions To Produce Bayard Rustin Biopic For Netflix

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s production imprint, Higher Ground, is gearing up to produce a Bayard Rustin biopic for Netflix. The film will be directed by George C. Wolfe. Wolfe recently worked with Netflix for the release of Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Joining Wolfe, Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black.
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Obamas' Higher Ground Productions announces Bayard Rustin biopic

The Obamas' production company is tapping George C. Wolfe to direct a forthcoming film about the late gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Wolfe, a five-time Tony Award winner who directed the recent adaptation of "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," will be behind the camera for "Rustin" for Netflix, the media giant announced Thursday. The project seeks to tell the story of Rustin, who "overcame an onslaughts of obstacles, and altered the course of American history by organizing the 1963 march on Washington," according to a Netflix news release about the film.

‘Rustin’: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Director George C. Wolfe Directing Netflix Movie About Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom director George C. Wolfe has another Netflix movie lined-up: Rustin, a feature from Higher Ground Productions, the production company formed by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. The feature will tell the story of Bayard Rustin, an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights. The news comes straight […]