Free; Ages 9-12
Celebrate Pride month and join us to explore the life and impact of Bayard Rustin, a civil rights leader and openly gay man. Talk to one of the co-authors of Troublemaker for Justice, Michael G. Long, and dig into Rustin’s adherence to non-violence and civil disobedience, and his belief in the value of community organizing. Also learn how Rustin’s sexuality, was criminalized at the time, impacted his work and legacy.
From Social Justice Books:
“Rustin’s life illustrates how the personal is political. As a Black, gay, working-class man, Rustin was not motivated solely by his marginalized identities. Rather, the authors present in detail how Rustin deeply believed in the principle of nonviolence and direct action, even when it isolated and alienated him. He remained true to his identity as a gay man, even when it resulted in professional turmoil with other leaders in the civil rights movement.”
New-York Historical is now open to visitors—learn more. The DiMenna Children's History Museum remains temporarily closed.