Bayard Rustin was one of the first 'freedom riders, ' an advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason-- he was gay. His homosexuality forced him to play a background role in landmark events in the Black struggle. This film explores the interplay of personal and political in the life of a complex, multi-talented essential figure in the history of American radicalism" Discussion follows viewing of film.
*This off-site program is a SFPL partnership with CCSF and the San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society.
Note: This event will be taking place at a location outside the San Francisco network of public libraries. For questions concerning the event, please contact the hosting library: Main Library.
- Book Club
- Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 amMain Library, Library for the Blind
- Kirk Waller Storyteller
- Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 amGolden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley Meeting Room
- The Black Rock aka Black Alcatraz
- Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 pmEureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area