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Bayard Rustin

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Title:Bayard Rustin

Instructional Web site recommended for grades nine through twelve featuring the transcript of an interview with Bayard Rustin for use in "Eyes of the Prize." In this interview transcript, civil rights leader Bayard Rustin recalls his role in the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation, the 1963 March on Washington, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Rustin and his support of Gandhian nonviolence had a major influence on the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., other civil rights leaders, and the demonstrations of the Civil Rights movement.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 9-12.

A transcript of an interview.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Transcripts | Oral histories | MovingImage
Subjects:Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 | Morgan, Irene--Trials, litigation, etc. | African American civil rights workers | African American pacifists | African American men | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Civil rights movements--United States | Equality | Nonviolence--United States | Social justice--United States | United States--Social conditions | United States--Race relations | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Congress of Racial Equality | Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) | March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963 | Journey of Reconciliation, 1947 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Eyes on the Prize (PBS) | Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Libraries. Special Collections | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
Original Material:

Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Rights and Usage:

The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/iml04.soc.ush.civil.rustin/