Remembering civil rights activist Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin (center) speaking with (left to right) Carolyn Carter, Cecil Carter, Kurt Levister, and Kathy Ross. Credit: World Telegram & Sun photo by Ed Ford.

Bayard Rustin, a member of the LGBTQ community, was posthumously pardoned by Governor Newsom two weeks ago. In 1953, he was arrested in Pasadena for having sex in a parked car. He served 60 days in prison. Rustin became a major civil rights activist. He organized Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington in 1963. 

Credits

Guest:

  • Brenda Stevenson - professor of history and African American studies at UCLA; author of “The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots” - @uclahist