Deep Roots Episode 2: Bayard Rustin, Forgotten Prophet

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day in the United States. It is not only a day where we honor the man, but also the movement of which he was a part. King has become such a dominant symbol of the Civil Rights Movements that we forget other important figures in the movement.

Today we remember one of these forgotten prophets. One who was a thorn in the side of American imperialism for decades…whose influence in the Civil Rights movement rivaled, and in some ways, surpassed, Martin Luther King’s. Today, I want to tell you the story of Bayard Rustin.

Like what you hear? Support us on Patreon. Written and produced by Mark Van Steenwyk. The background music is “Part 1” by ARTSomerville.

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