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    THIRD SEASON A HISTORY OF NONVIOLENCE

  • EPISODE TWO AN ANGELIC TROUBLEMAKER

  • There's nothing hit podcast The Thread can't link within six episodes. The Guardian

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    An unrepentant polymath, Sean has five college degrees from three universities and will tack on “Dr.” or “Esq.” to his name whenever the circumstances warrant, usually in complaint letters to Time Warner Cable.

    Narrated by Sean Braswell

THE THREAD WITH OZY

Explore history's interlocking lives and events. Turn back the clock, one story at a time. Discover how various strands are woven together to create a historic figure, a big idea or an unthinkable tragedy. From OZY Media. History. Unwound.

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EP.1 - THIRD SEASON

THE PRIDE AND THE POWER

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated after leading the most influential protest movement in American history. King revolutionized the use of nonviolent resistance to combat racial injustice in the United States, but the Alabama preacher did not always believe in nonviolence. In fact, early on, King relied on armed guards for his protection until an older Quaker activist named Bayard Rustin walked into King's home and changed the direction of the civil rights movement.

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EP.2 - THIRD SEASON

AN ANGELIC TROUBLEMAKER

The seasoned activist and Quaker Bayard Rustin was King's mentor in nonviolence and the organizing genius behind the March on Washington in 1963. Many felt that Rustin was on his way to becoming the "American Gandhi." There was just one problem: Rustin was gay, and as a result, would be forced to the sidelines of the civil rights struggle, and to the margins of American history.

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THE THREAD EP. 1