Shop millions of independent artists. Independent. Together.
Painting - Color Splashes
Bayard Rustin, (born March 17, 1912 - August 24, 1987) Rustin was an American civil rights activist who was an adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr., and who was the main organizer of the March on Washington in 1963.
As a leading proponent of non-violence in the face of racial injustice, Rustin used his influence to strengthen Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s position in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, eventually becoming one of King's chief political advisors, strategists and speechwriters.
One of Rustin's most notable contributions to the African American Civil Rights Movement was his planning of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Now popularly associated with Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech, this march helped pave the way for the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
July 5th, 2022
Viewed 69 Times - Last Visitor from Bensalem, PA on 09/21/2022 at 12:56 PM