Bayard Rustin

Bayard on phone

Access Points


This instructional material prompts students to analyze the influence of Bayard Rustin's intersecting identities on Dr. King American civil rights, and global human rights efforts, as well as evaluating the concurrence of de jure and de facto discrimination. Recommended for grades 10+



Rationale for using archival audio oral history testimony


Listening promotes active engagement, improves reading, and helps students understand tone, message, and central themes. Listening is also critical to social-emotional learning development.



Learning outcomes, essential questions, background information, guiding questions, skills-based activities, intersections with concurrent events, suggested connections to today's world, podcast, transcript, 24" x 36" classroom posters, and more are included in the Give Voice to History Project curriculum.