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Bayard Rustin and the March on Washington: Introduction

Celebrating Quaker activist Bayard Rustin and his leadership as an organizer of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington.

Remembering Bayard Rustin (1912-1987)

Quaker leader in social movements for civil rights, pacifism, non-violence, and gay rights.

Key organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., director or A. Philip Randolph Institute, conscientious objector, and lifelong activist for justice.

President Obama posthumously awarded Bayard Rustin wiith the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

Articles on Bayard Rustin Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington:

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