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 - University of California, Los Angeles / Stanford University - @uclahist

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin