Little Known Black History Fact: Bayard Rustin

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    When people think of the March on Washington, the first person who comes to mind is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But volunteers of the historical event also attribute the success of that day to Bayard Rustin – a.k.a. “Mr. March on Washington.”  Bayard Rustin was the lead organizer of the August 28th march and is known as the only civil rights activist to pull together an event of such magnitude.

    Bayard Rustin was a Pennsylvania native who was raised by a Quaker grandmother. An activist since he was a teen, Rustin had worked as a nightclub singer in Harlem, became part of a communist youth group and served jailed time in WWII for resistance. Rustin had been sent to prison more than two dozen times for protesting.

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    2 thoughts on “Little Known Black History Fact: Bayard Rustin

    1. I just like the helpful information you provide on your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and take a look at once more here regularly. I’m relatively sure I will learn a lot of new stuff right right here! Good luck for the next!

    2. Wow this was an interesrting, unknown fact. Go Mr. Rustin, nay you rest in peace. Your courage and persistent is appreciated.

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