Susan Monroe wrote:
Was the letter from King published in the paper?
Actually, we who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with. Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured.
A master strategist and tireless activist, Bayard Rustin is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. He brought Gandhi’s protest techniques to the American civil rights movement, and helped mold Martin Luther King, Jr. into an international symbol of peace and nonviolence.
Despite these achievements, Rustin was silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from important leadership positions, largely because he was an openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Some of the things on YouTube concerning King, are absolutely shameful. More often than not, they are posted by young African Americans who have been influenced by Louis Ferrakhan, the Panthers, ill informed rap songs or other stuff on YouTube. A vicious circle results.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
Today is also a good day to share about someone most of us have never heard of: Bayard Rustin.
Steph Kent wrote:FREE Today only (it seems) you can watch Brother Outsider courtesy of free streaming from PBS: http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/povdocs/2015/01/documentary-streaming-free-for-mlk-day-brother-outsider-the-life-of-bayard-rustin/#.VL1nrWTF_kk
I'm going to watch it!