rustin-w-quoteBayard Rustin

Behind the Scenes of Civil Rights & Gay Rights

We will go behind-the-scenes of the civil rights movement as local arts educator John Doyle dramatically depicts the character of Bayard Rustin during this live performance. Bayard Rustin was a prominent strategist within the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. in the struggle for Civil Rights. However, he was often behind-the-scenes partly due to his sexual identity as a gay man.  Rustin became known as a pacifist who advocated for non-violent resistance.  After the performance there will be an opportunity for thought-provoking discussion on the history of civil rights as well as ideas and inspiration related to the ongoing work towards equality. Sponsored by the Harvard Club's Race Working Club.

$10 Harvard Club Members

$12 Non Harvard Club Members

Free Student Registration (This registration is for high school students, local college students, and local graduate students.)


Doors open at 6:30 | Performance begins at 7:00pm | Discussion to follow from approximately 8-9pm

Parking Directions for the Pace Academy Fine Arts Center:
Please use the main entrance on W. Paces Ferry Rd. Proceed straight down the drive. Parking will be located behind the school. Please park at the far end of the parking lot. Go up the concrete stairs in the middle of campus. The Fine Arts Center is the first building on your right. Please go up the stairs and enter the lobby where you will check in.


Questions or want to register you or your student group by phone? Call Elizabeth at 678.907.3106


7:00PM - 9:00PM Wed 22 Feb 2017, Eastern timezone


Pace Academy, Fine Arts Center, Auditorium
966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

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Look Who's Coming:

Richard Goodjoin
Kelvin Davis
Elizabeth Valera
Guest of Elizabeth Valera
Karen Love
Guest of Karen Love
Douglas Shapiro
Theodore Florence
Ayibatari Owi
Guest of Ayibatari Owi
Jonelle Shields McKenzie
Guest of Jonelle Shields McKen McKenzie
Robert Hahn
Craig Stewart
Elizabeth Hearn
Guest of Elizabeth Hearn
Diana Suber
Saji Girvan
Annemarie Schwarzkopf
Guest of Annemarie Schwarzkopf
Guest of Annemarie Schwarzkopf
Guest of Annemarie Schwarzkopf
Gregory Nevins
William Holland
Mary Ann Downey
Bert Skellie
Guest of Bert Skellie
Guest of Bert Skellie
Wambui Maina
  Engel & Volkers
Toya Clay Chandler
Guest of Toya Clay Chandler
Norman Finley
Cheryl Brown
Tracy Leary
Barry Mann
... a total of 39 guests.
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