The Story of Bayard Rustin

The Story of Bayard Rustin

Resource type: Lesson

Level: Third Level, Fourth Level, adaptable to Senior Phase

Subject: History

Curriculum Area: Social Studies

Tags: gay; race and racism; sexual orientation; civil rights; global; USA


This lesson plan will support your curriculum on the Civil Rights movement in America by covering the life and work of Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a leader in the Civil Rights movement, but one who was often sidelined due to being an out gay man during this period. This lesson explores themes of anti-racism and LGBT rights while supporting pupils to think critically about inequality, protest action, rights movements, and social change.

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