Pacifism and the American Civil Rights Movement: Bayard Rustin Centennial (Canceled)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Law School Events
Bayard Rustin Centennial/ Pacifism and the American Civil Rights Movement.
Special Film Screening: "You Don't have to Ride Jim Crow".
An award-winning PBS/ Robin Washington documentary about the Frist Freedom Ride, in 1947, which was organized by Bayard Rustin and George Houser.
Bayard Rustin served 22 days on a chain gang, as a result of this Freedom Ride. He also managed to get the chain gang abolished in North Carolina.
There will be a Q and A with Jeremy Kessler, Yale specialist on Conscientious Objection. (Many of the first Freedom Riders, in 1947, had been Conscientious Objectors during World War II; Rustin and Houser had been COs.)
Please enter the organization/office sponsoring the event::Bayard Rustin Centennial/ sponsored by Lillian Goldman Law Library; co-sponsored by ACS; BLSA; Outlaws: and Office of Equal Opprtunity Programs ; this event supported by the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fun