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Bayard Rustin, 1964
Bayard Rustin, 1964

Quill_and_ink.pngBayard Rustin was an advocate of racial integration and a critic of Malcolm X.

Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 2.17.29 PM.pngHe was openly gay and faced discrimination based on his sexual orientation.

Black, Gay and a Pacifist: Bayard Rustin Remembered for Role in March on Washington, Mentoring MLK, Democracy Now (August 12, 2013)

Obama Awards Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Moyers & Company, August 10, 2013

History's People: Remembering Bayard Rustin, Chester County Historical Society


Primary Sources

Bayard Rustin FBI Records

Interview with Bayard Rustin, 1979 from Eyes on the Prize Interviews

Economic Bill of Rights, drafted by Bayard Rustin and presented to President Lyndon Johnson, April 4, 1968

Bayard Rustin, 1965
Bayard Rustin, 1965


Multimedia Resources

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Click here to see a short video clip of a debate between Bayard Rustin and Malcolm X on YouTube.

Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 3.13.34 PM.pngHistorical Connections for the March on Washington

A. Philip Randolph, November 1942
A. Philip Randolph, November 1942

A. Philip Randolph Proposed March on Washington, 1941 from PBS The Strange Career of Jim Crow