Remembering Bayard Rustin

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Bayard Rustin, prior to the 1963 March on Washington. |Image: AP via BuzzFeed

Really great piece this morning on BuzzFeed about Bayard Rustin, the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, which occurred 50 years ago today.

Rustin, the piece argues, has been mostly ignored by history because of his refusal to hide his homosexuality, even then, and his Quaker faith and temperament, which caused him to forswear all violence.

President Obama will posthumously bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Rustin this year.

 

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