Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Black History Month!

Ahhhh! The shortest month of the year is here! Even doing leap year! 29 days!
But don't dispair for any student of history knows that there is no history without Black History.

Don't ya just love this photo with Dr. King and Bayard Rustin? Who's Bayard Rustin?  He organized the March on Washington, gave Dr. King lessons on Non Violence Resistance tactics. Mr. Rustin had been protesting and using these tactics throughout the South for over a decade by the time Dr. King and he met. 

Mr. Rustin was honest and open with his homosexuality which caused concern and in some cases rifts in the movement as Activist worried if it would be used to discredit the cause along with their own prejudices and homophobia. Rustin took a step back in order to keep the movement from damage.  Rustin made Nixon's Enemies list! Whoo Whoo! Up into the 1980's he branched out from Civil and Human rights causes to Gay and Lesbian causes.  He should be remembered for his great work.

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

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