Protest to Politics--A Conversation about Bayard Rustin with John D'Emilio

Bayard Rustin, queer, Quaker, and committed socialist, had to stay in the background of some of the most important civil rights struggles of the last century because of his sexuality. In this archival episode of Heart of a Heartless World, historian and DSA member John D'Emilio, author of Lost Prophet, the Life and Times of Bayard Rustin, talks about Rustin's strong religious faith, his strategy for moving "from protest to politics," and the price he paid for being gay.

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