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Meet Bayard Rustin, often-forgotten civil rights activist, gay rights advocate, union organizer, pacifist and man of compassion for all in trouble

Meet Bayard Rustin, often-forgotten civil rights activist, gay rights advocate, union organizer, pacifist and man of compassion for all in trouble

In this Feb. 2, 1964, image, Bayard Rustin talks on a telephone from a church in Brooklyn, New York.Patrick A. Burns/New York Times Co./Getty ImagesJerald Podair, Lawrence UniversityAs I began writing “Bayard Rustin: American Dreamer,” my biography of the 20th-century...
Column: Lack of education on 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre shows need for course on African American history – Chicago Tribune

Column: Lack of education on 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre shows need for course on African American history – Chicago Tribune

I knew nothing about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 until a couple years ago, when solemn events marking the terror attack’s 100-year anniversary raised awareness about a dark episode of American history.I studied U.S. history during 17 years of elementary, high...
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