Bayard Rustin

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Birthday
17, 1912
Birthplace
West Chester, PA
Death Date
Aug 24, 1987 (75)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1912
Birthplace
West Chester, PA
Death Date
Aug 24, 1987 (75)

About

Civil Rights Leader and pacifist who was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Before Fame

He preformed at New York nightclubs and had a great singing voice.

Trivia

He was a gay man and he was arrested for a homosexual act in 1953 as homosexuality was criminalized in parts of the United States until 2003.

Family Life

He had a ten-year relationship with Walter Naegle until his death in 1987.

Associated With

He supported Martin Luther King's leadership during the Civil Rights Movement.