March 17, 1912-
August 24, 1987
Bayard Rustin was a principal organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and an early influential advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 1948, Rustin traveled to India to learn techniques of nonviolent civil resistance directly from the leaders of the Gandhian movement. The conference had been organized before Gandhi's assassination earlier that year.
It was Ru…
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