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50 Bayard Rustin Quotes From the Peaceful Activist

Best remembered as one of the organizers of the March on Washington in 1941, Bayard Rustin was an activist who believed strongly in change through non-violence. Below is our collection of Bayard Rustin quotes.

Raised by his Quaker grandparents, Bayard Rustin was heavily influenced by his grandmother who participated in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. As an adult, Rustin would join forces with Martin Luther King Jr. as his valued advisor during the civil movement.

Rustin was a gay man and heavily criticized for it. Because of this, he worked mostly behind the scenes during the civil movement, though he became a public advocate in the 1980s on behalf of gay causes.

Bayard Rustin quotes on activism

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