from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rustin, Bayard 1910-1987. American civil rights leader and pacifist who organized the 1963 March on Washington.


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  • Senator Strom Thurmond as a Democrat in 1963 called Rustin a "Communist, draft-dodger, and homosexual."

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  • I took it to Hubert, who liked it, and he showed it to Martin Luther King Jr. and Bayard Rustin, who also endorsed it.

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  • King and Rustin endorsed what we were doing because they were confident that, over the long term, the Democratic Party would be the party of progress on civil rights.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, and Joe Rauh, the great national strategists of the civil rights movement at that time, also recognized our compromise as progress.

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  • The leading civil rights figures, such as King and Bayard Rustin, were going to be heard as well.

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  • King and Rustin also saw how the political ground was shifting nationally.

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  • Once again, the opponents of an inclusive America shout from the tree tops that children will be harmed if they know that say Bayard Rustin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's chief strategist and right-hand man, was gay.

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  • "The future," said veteran civil rights campaigner Bayard Rustin, "lies in casting not just a ballot, what Thoreau called 'a piece of paper merely ', but the total vote -- the human person against injustice."

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  • Bayard Rustin agreed, “We must carry something to the people.”

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  • Philip Randolph, early civil rights activist and organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, this group, founded in 1965 by Randolph and Bayard Rustin, coordinated efforts between civil rights groups and the labor movement.

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