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Jan 30, 2007 Quickie Link: Civil rights leader Rustin left in closet of history
By vanrozenheim

(USA) - Tuesday marked the fourth of five events orchestrated by the United Black Students (UBS) organization for this year's two-week Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration. The event focused not on Dr. King, but rather the lesser known civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Tuesday's event began with a screening of the documentary "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin." The documentary not only revealed all of the actions that Rustin helped initiate during the black civil rights movement, but also exposed why so little is heard of him in black history-he was not only African-American in a time of segregation, but also a homosexual.

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