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Who Is This Man?

From: Al Letson
Series: State of the Re:Union - Re:Defining Black History 2014
Length: 53:53

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Discover the words and wisdom of an unsung hero of the Civil Rights movement who changed the course of American history.

Rustin240_240_small MLK 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 this program hour, we explore the life and legacy of Mr. Rustin, a black, gay, Quaker who brought Gandhian non-violent protest to the Civil Rights movement in America.

Piece Description

MLK 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 this program hour, we explore the life and legacy of Mr. Rustin, a black, gay, Quaker who brought Gandhian non-violent protest to the Civil Rights movement in America.

Timing and Cues

BILLBOARD (:58)
Incue: "From WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida"
Outcue: “But first, this news”

News Hole: 1:00- 6:00

SEGMENT A (12:29)
Incue: “From PRX and NPR”
Outcue: “You’re listening to State of the Re:Union.”

Music Break: 19:00- 20:00

SEGMENT B (18:59)
Incue: “You’re listening to State of the Re:Union”
Outcue: “State of the Re:Union.”

Music Break: 39:00- 40:00

SEGMENT C (18:59)
Incue: “You’re listening to State of the Re:Union”
Outcue: “Put them back together”

Music Bed 59:00-59:58

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Massage Situation Flying Lotus Reset EP. Warp 2007 02:47
Sound of the Ghost Clutchy Hopkins Walking Backwards. Ubiquity Recordings 2008 03:04
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Bayard Rustin :00
Oh Freedom Bayard Rustin :00
Take This Hammer Bayard Rustin :00
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen Bayard Rustin :00
Steal Away Bayard Rustin :00
Raga Madhuvanti: Gat in FastTeentaal Ali Akbar Khan & Swapan Chaudhuri Peerless. Navras Records 2002 05:40
Eyes On the Prize Mavis Staples We'll Never Turn Back. Anti 2007 04:06
Ruf Einer Burg/In a Fortress Jason Moran Modernistic. Blue Note 2002 04:19
Untitled Track 3 Sigur Ros ( ). MCA 2002 06:33
We Shall Overcome (Live at the 1963 March on Washington) Joan Baez :00
He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands (Live at the 1963 March on Washington) Odetta :00
Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed. ABKCO Records 1969 04:30
Kick Out the Jams MC5 Kick Out the Jams. Elektra 1969 02:37