Bayard Rustin

First Look: Colman Domingo As Bayard Rustin In ‘Rustin’

Not all anticipated prestige movies are coming out this year. A new biopic about the life of Bayard Rustin will be released on Netflix in 2023 and, this morning, the streamer released the first image of Colman Domingo as the Civil Rights icon. Titled “Rustin,” the picture was directed by George C. Wolfe, his first feature since the Oscar-nominated “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin helped organize and lead key protests across the '40s, '50s, and '60s. One of 12 children raised by Quaker grandparents, Rustin met Black community leaders like W.E.B. Du Bois and Mary McLeod Bethune as a result of his grandmother's participation in the NAACP. After a stint at City College of New York in the 1930s, Rustin was appointed youth organizer of the proposed 1941 March on Washington (by A. Phillip Randolph), leading workshops for nonviolent direct action and protest that became models for the civil rights movement of the 1960s. During the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-1956, Rustin advised Martin Luther King Jr., whom Rustin is largely credited with instilling the knowledge of nonviolent techniques in the way of Gandhi. Earlier in life, Rustin had gone to India to study the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolence; it was with this knowledge that Rustin was appointed deputy director of the 1963 March on Washington, and under his tutelage, 250,000 participants made it to Washington D.C. for the historic event.
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Bayard Rustin And Other Freedom Riders Exonerated 75 Years After Original Arrest

April marked 75 years since the four Freedom Riders were arrested in North Carolina. Now a North Carolina court has vacated Bayard Rustin’s and three others’ sentences for alleged “disorderly conduct.”. Sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the two-week “Journey of Reconciliation” attempted to test...

Nyack street renamed for gay, Black activist Bayard Rustin

NYACK, N.Y. -- Rockland County celebrated Pride Month with a street renaming in honor of a civil rights activist.Bayard Rustin Way was unveiled Thursday evening at the intersection of South Franklin Street and Jackson Avenue in Nyack.His life and legacy was celebrated in the town where he worked from 1941 to 1953.Rustin was a gay Black activist who spent 50 years fighting for social justice and was an advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Rustin died in 1987.

HS girls’ previews: Ches-Mont League’s Bayard Rustin, Coatesville

This is one of a series of previews for the 2022 scholastic lacrosse season. Coaches: Sarah Kropp (head coach) 1st year, Deb Maginnis (assistant), Danielle Brown (assistant) Key Players: Alexys McClain, Skylar Baur, Elizabeth McGurk, Madison Battersby, Jordyn Krafchick. Others to Watch: Christine Ditizio, Lola Flynn, Maggie Hyland, Elle Slachta.

Fenway Health Honors the Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin

Please join Fenway Health and the Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast Committee for this historic 32nd annual Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast (BRCB). The Breakfast will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, MA on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. The BRCB maintains a tradition of commemorating and celebrating the life and work of Bayard Rustin, one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Rustin, an openly gay, Black leader embodied the principles of social justice and change that Fenway Health is guided by. The theme of this year’s BRCB is “The Quest Continues to Eradicate HIV/AIDS.”
New Pittsburgh Courier

Check It Out…MLK’s gun battle with Bayard Rustin

Everyone thinks they have a good movie idea. Since it’s the week between MLK’s holiday and Black History Month, here’s my movie idea about a significant moment in MLK’s philosophical development. My film would resemble the televised version of Jeff Stetson’s 1987 stage play The Meeting....
Vallejo Times-Herald

Numerous advocates praising life of Bayard Rustin

Seventy five years ago, Bayard Rustin helped organize the Journey of Reconciliation. On Saturday, advocates like Anna Bergman want to make sure the Vallejo area learn all the history, even if they can’t hear about it. Bergman, along with Teddy R. Doresette III of the National Black Deaf Advocates,...