Join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a continuing celebration of Black History Month.
We will be discussing Don Weise's "Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin." This text focuses on the life of Bayard Rustin — a gay, African American man — who was jointly responsible for planning Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington in 1963. Because of his political leanings and sexuality, Rustin was often "behind the scenes" of the African American Civil Rights Movement, and we hope that reading his collected writings will prove useful for contextualizing his place in civil rights history.
Students who are interested in this event can obtain a complimentary copy of the book by stopping by ODEI in Lower Gund Commons 012 anytime after Thanksgiving break. While ODEI has a limited supply of complimentary copies, this book may also be requested through Kenyon's LBIS system.
Light refreshments will accompany the lively conversation about the importance of queer history in the African American Civil Rights Movement.
Funding provided by the Student LGBTQ+ Diversity Fund.
Monday, February 25 at 11:10am to 12:00pm
Cheever Room in Finn House
102 West Wiggin Street, Gambier, OH 43022