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Bayard Rustin

Bayard RustinAKA Bayard Taylor Rustin

Born: 17-Mar-1910 [1]
Birthplace: West Chester, PA
Died: 24-Aug-1987
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Quaker
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Activist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Organized the 1963 March on Washington

Advisor to Martin Luther King.


[1] Nanette Dobrosky (ed.), The Bayard Rustin Papers (1988). Some other sources give a birth date of 1912. This particular source was compiled from Rustin's papers in the A. Philip Randolph Institute, now at the Library of Congress.

Father: Archie Hopkins
Mother: Florence Rustin
Boyfriend: Walter Naegle (relationship ten years)

    High School: West Chester High School, West Chester, PA (1928)
    University:
West Chester State College
    University: City College of New York (no degree)
    University: Wilberforce University
    University: Cheyney State Teachers College

    Black Americans to Support Israel Committee
    Communist Party USA Young Communist League (1936)
    Congress of Racial Equality Co-Founder
    National Emergency Coalition for Haitian Refugees
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    Fellowship of Reconciliation
    Tonsillectomy
    Disorderly Conduct
    Draft Deferment: World War II Conscientious Objector (1940)
    Civil Disobedience Violating the Selective Service Act (prison 1944-46)
    Solicitation Morningside Park, New York City (Oct-1946)
    Loitering (Sep-1947)
    Sex in Public Pasadena, CA (21-Jan-1953)
    Civil Disobedience Yale University (Oct-1984)
    Heart Attack (1971)
    Inmate: Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary
    Risk Factors: Smoking


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