Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Man, Friday, February 20, Princeton Theological Seminary
Join writer-director Carla Alleyne and her tremendous cast in a timely expose of the struggles, activism, and transcendence of Bro. Bayard Rustin at the Princeton Theological Seminary, Gambrell Room, Scheide Hall, Friday, February 20, 7-9 pm.
The Invisible Man is an informal compilation of speeches, songs, monologues, documentary footage and letters of Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin. This show explores Rustin’s contributions as one of the first Freedom Riders, an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Yet, many do not know his name because of his decision to live openly as a gay Black man in a society crippled with intolerance and bigotry.
Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Man presents a story of courage, action and conviction, and how its impact reverberates in the current protests of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. A movement founded by three queer Black women, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.