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About Bayard Rustin

Portrait of Bayard Rustin

Portrait by Robert Shetterly courtesy of Americans Who Tell the Truth.

Bayard Rustin

Organizer, Activist : 1912 - 1987

First, what is the dynamic idea of our time? It is the quest for human dignity expressed in many ways - self determination, freedom from bigotry, and equality of opportunity. If we want human dignity above all else, we cannot get it while we are on our knees, we cannot get it if we are running away, we cannot get it if we are indifferent and unconcerned.

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