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Bayard Rustin : a Freedom Budget, part 1

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Creator:Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987
Title:Bayard Rustin : a Freedom Budget, part 1

Instructional Web page intended for grades nine through twelve featuring a sound clip of Bayard Rustin's 1967 speech on the Freedom Budget for All Americans. In a speech delivered on November 17, 1967 at Harvard University, civil rights leader Bayard Rustin outlined a plan for a Freedom Budget for All Americans. In this audio excerpt, he describes how the plan responds to decades of discrimination in education and employment that limited the economic prospects of African Americans.

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.

Continued by: Bayard Rustin : a Freedom Budget, part 2.

Grade range: 9-12.

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 | Sound recordings | Speeches | Sound | Text
Subjects:Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 | Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979 | Keyserling, Leon H. (Leon Hirsch), 1908-1987 | African American civil rights workers--Massachusetts--Boston | African American pacifists--Massachusetts--Boston | African American men--Massachusetts--Boston | African Americans--Civil rights--Massachusetts--Boston | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Civil rights movements--Massachusetts--Boston | Speeches, addresses, etc. | Equality | Nonviolence--Massachusetts--Boston | United States--Social conditions | United States--Race relations | Social justice--United States | United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment | African Americans--Economic conditions | Poverty | United States--Economic conditions--1945- | United States, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, 42.3584308, -71.0597732
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:WGBH Educational Foundation
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Courtesy of the WGBH Radio Archives.

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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.

A Quicktime player may be needed for the audio interview.

Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/iml04.soc.ush.civil.budget1/