Virtual Sandwiched In with Dr. William Thierfelder - Bayard Rustin - A Shadow World

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As part of the Library's celebration of Pride Month, join Dr. William Thierfelder for an important exploration of the life and career of Bayard Rustin.  He was a close advisor to Martin Luther King and, though unknown to many, one of the most influential and effective organizers of the civil rights movement. Rustin organized and led a number of protests in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, including the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. While Rustin’s homosexuality and former affiliation with the Communist Party often forced him to live in the shadows, King and others recognized the importance of Rustin’s skills and dedication to the movement. Today, this unsung hero is finally getting the recognition he deserves.  (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)

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