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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Bayard Rustin
RLIN number: NXCP87-A162
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and World War I period, Pennsylvania; education, Wilberforce University, Teachers College, City College of New York; discrimination within trade union movement; black nationalism; Fellowship of Reconciliation, World War II; experiences in prison, 1943-45; penal reform; Congress of Racial Equality protests, Freedom Ride; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; rivalry between Martin Luther King Jr. and Roy Watkins; A. Philip Randolph and the labor movement; Montgomery bus protest; work with Martin Luther King in organization of Southern Christian Leadership Conference; recollections of Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee; black protests at National Democratic Convention, 1960; A.P. Randolph and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); March on Washington, 1963; Martin Luther King's assassination; genesis of A.P. Randolph Institute; improving employment situation of blacks; Voting Rights Act; social decline in America; South African anti-apartheid movement; communism and fascism in South African government and tribal groups; views on divestment, disinvestment, Reagan administration policies on South Africa; 1987 elections in South Africa. Impressions of: A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Extent: Transcript: 675 leaves, Tape: 15 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rustin, Bayard, 1910(?)-1987
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1910
Speaker occupation: Civil rights worker
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 1987
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
People discussed: A. Philip Randolph; Bayard Rustin; Randolph, A. Philip, 1889-1979; Randolph, Asa Philip; Rustin, Bayard, 1910(?)-1987
Organizations discussed: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; Congress of Racial Equality, New York, NY; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US
Historical events discussed: U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Africa; North America; South Africa; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: A. Philip Randolph; Africa; African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Social conditions; American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC; Bayard Rustin; Civil rights; Civil rights movements--United States; Civil rights workers--United States; Civil rights--United States; Congress of Racial Equality, New York, NY; Labor unions--United States; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Race relations--South Africa; Randolph, A. Philip, 1889-1979; Randolph, Asa Philip; Rustin, Bayard, 1910(?)-1987; South Africa; South Africa--Foreign relations--United States; South Africa--Social conditions; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; United States--Foreign relations--South Africa; United States--Politics and government--1945-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017516-12959