Anyone interested in LGBT history or the history of the modern Civil Rights Movement would enjoy learning a bit about Bayard Rustin (1912-1987). And I’ve just discovered that some organizations at Yale Law School, as well as the Yale Law Library, will be celebrating Rustin’s centennial this fall with various exhibits and events at Yale (in New Haven, Connecticut). Details aren’t available yet, but I’ll try to keep track of any events of interest, and to the extent they are open to the public (as these events sometimes are), I’ll announce them here for those who might be close enough to New Haven to check them out. If readers know about other events in other places, please let me know.
Who is Bayard Rustin?
If you don’t know, you are not alone. In fact, an article about Rustin in this summer’s issue of The Yale Law Report is called “The Most Important Civil Rights Leader You’ve Never Heard Of.” The article begins:
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