Troublemaker for Justice

The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington

To Learn more:

Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin site, with links to purchase the DVD and CDs of Bayard’s singing
http://rustin.org/

PBS site for Brother Outsider
http://www.pbs.org/pov/brotheroutsider/

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-resources

Documents

Speak Truth to Power by Bayard Rustin and others
https://www.afsc.org/document/speak-truth-to-power-0

Final Plan for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by Bayard Rustin
http://rustin.org/wp-content/uploads/centennial/1963%20March%20on%20Washington%20Manual%202.pdf

Selections from War Without Violence, By Krishnalal Shridharani, 1939
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/u/ulsmanuscripts/pdf/31735061656231.pdf

The Power of Nonviolence by Richard B. Gregg
https://archive.org/details/mkbook0800mkga

Bayard’s High School Literary Magazine
http://digitalcollections.powerlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/khendhscol/id/3386

Documents concerning Bayard’s time in federal prison (1944-1946)
https://rediscovering-black-history.blogs.archives.gov/2015/06/25/rotw-bayard-rustin-civil-rights-and-gay-rights-activist/
https://rediscovering-black-history.blogs.archives.gov/2016/08/16/bayard-rustin-the-inmate-that-the-prison-could-not-handle/

Transcript of an interview with Bayard, gathered as part of Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years (1954-1965)
http://digital.wustl.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=eop;cc=eop;rgn=main;view=text;idno=rus0015.0145.091

Black American OURstory
http://blackourstory.tumblr.com/post/130278945139/who-was-bayard-rustin

Documents by Bayard Rustin from the Yale Law School Exhibit

Pacifism and the American Civil Rights Movement: A Celebration of the Centennial of Bayard Rustin (1912-2012)

Interracial Primer
http://documents.law.yale.edu/bayard-rustin/exhibit

Report on the Journey of Reconciliation
http://documents.law.yale.edu/bayard-rustin/exhibit?page=3

Report on Bayard Rustin's time on a chain gang
http://documents.law.yale.edu/bayard-rustin/exhibit?page=4

A series of documents Bayard Rustin wrote about the Montgomery Bus Boycott for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
http://documents.law.yale.edu/bayard-rustin/exhibit?page=5

Audio links

Radio coverage of the March on Washington

Complete recording

Martin Luther King's speech
http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_76C3B93B557D4976A032C27C72ACED18

Bayard reading the demands
http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_27BB06E300874F279030125D1216C8B5

Bayard singing "Scandalize my Name"
https://www.arts.gov/audio/heres-rare-recording-great-civil-rights-leader-bayard-rustin-singing-old-spiritual-live

Bayard debating Malcolm X in 1960 and 1962

Interviews with Walter Naegle, Bayard’s partner and coauthor of Troublemaker for Justice
https://www.npr.org/2015/06/28/418187875/long-before-same-sex-marriage-adopted-son-could-mean-life-partner
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/walter-naegle-talks-about_b_6711638

Video links

The March on Washington 1963
http://www.c-span.org/video/?307539-1/1963-march-washington-jobs-freedom

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (searchable)
http://www.c-span.org/video/?314757-1/50th-anniversary-march-washington

The 2013 Medal of Freedom Ceremony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYPylnKTJcg

Interview with Troublemaker for Justice coauthor Michael G. Long
https://www.c-span.org/video/?306142-1/i-resist-bayard-rustins-life-letters

Organizations

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
War Resisters League (WRL)
A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI)
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)