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Civil Rights to Human Rights: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin

A year ago today, I helped organize a discussion on civil/human rights rhetoric in America at the Schomburg Center.  The impetus for the program was the 100th birthday on civil rights legend Bayard Rustin, and with Occupy still fresh in minds, there was a great hook to discuss the need for greater social and economic equality. We brought together NYU’s Burt Neuborne, Columbia’s Kendall Thomas, and historian Ida E. Jones in a conversation moderated by Cathy Albisa, the executive director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.  While the full event was two hours long, I made a quick highlight reel.

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