Bayard Rustin

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Rustin in August 1963

Bayard Rustin (/ˈbərd/; March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights.[1] He was born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was part of many organizations such as: Fellowship of Reconciliation, Congress of Racial Equality, War Resisters League, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Social Democrats USA (National Chairman), A. Philip Randolph Institute (President), and the Committee on the Present Danger.

Rustin died in New York City on August 24, 1987 from appendicitis at the age of 75.[2]

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  1. Patricia Nell Warren (February 15, 2009). "Bayard Rustin: Offensive lineman for freedom". Outsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  2. "Bayard Rustin Is Dead at 75; Pacifist and a Rights Activist", New York Times

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