State of the Re:Union with Al Letson: Who is this Man?

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 9:00pm

Host Al Letson explores how a person who changed the course of American history did not become a household name.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech has become the shorthand of the Civil Rights Movement - but we might never have heard it, if it were not for another man, who’s largely been forgotten by history: Bayard Rustin. In State of the Re:Union with Al Letson: Who is this Man?, Letson explores the life and legacy of Mr. Rustin, a black, gay, Quaker who brought Gandhian non-violent protest to the Civil Rights movement in America. State of the Re:Union with Al Letson: Who is this Man? airs Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.