Bayard Rustin was a pivotal figure in the civil rights
movement that you may not have heard of. He counseled Martin Luther King on the
value of non-violence and helped engineer the March on Washington.
Al Letson tells Rustin’s story Saturday at 4.
VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb talks with author Bruce Watson about his book "Freedom Summer" that recounts the summer of 1964 when 700 civil rights activists traveled to Mississippi to help end a century of Jim Crow laws.