Tag Archives: Bayard Rustin

Radicals, Reformers and Diversity of Thought in the Civil Rights Movement

When one looks at the great social movements that have changed America for the better, one of the things that becomes apparent is the diversity of viewpoints that are found among the various activists fighting for social change. Some activists … Continue reading

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The March On Washington For Jobs and Freedom 1963

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech is one of the most important speeches in American history. It influenced many Americans at the time to support the civil rights movement and it has influenced future generations of reformers … Continue reading

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Heroes

I’ve always been inspired by heroes. From family members, to close friends, to major figures in books that I’ve read, these heroes have helped shaped my values, my politics, and the way I want to live my life. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Bayard Rustin- Activist and American

I’ve always been interested in the civil rights movement and the general movement for social change. As I’ve read books on the people who’ve participated in the fight for equal rights, one name kept popping up who inspired many of … Continue reading

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Admiration for Martin Luther King Jr.

I was one year old when Martin Luther King Jr. died, so I can’t really say that I knew him when.   Growing up as a Filipino American in the America of the 1970s and 1980s, though, he was still a … Continue reading

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