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Bayard Rustin + Walter Naegle by Eshto Bayard Rustin + Walter Naegle by Eshto
BAYARD RUSTIN & WALTER NAEGLE (1977 CE)

Bayard Rustin was the heart and soul of the black civil rights movement in America. He was Martin Luther King Jr.’s chief organizer, the pioneer of nonviolent resistance, and the man behind the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which Dr. King delivered his influential “I Have a Dream” speech. Rustin’s open homosexuality was contentious, and to this day his impact on the American landscape is all too often overlooked. Walter Naegle, Rustin’s partner until he died, is executor of the Bayard Rustin Estate.
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JamesSnaith Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Fantastic man, and a hero of history.
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Sandbur Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
"… somebody once said to me, I didn’t march in the ’60′s so that men could sleep together.  And I was like, well, that’s all right because Bayard Rustin had that held down.  You know, the man who planned the march on Washington was gay, was known to be gay, and that was okay with Dr. King, it was okay with Julian Bond and John Lewis then, and it’s okay now.  Our only regrets about Bayard Rustin are that he still isn’t with us planning marches" 
~Benjamin Jealous, President, NAACP
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LaternBearer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
This is so fascinating, thank you so much for teaching me.
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Nerudan18 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I had no idea.
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AtheosEmanon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my influences on my influence chart here.

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great work you did
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I love this one. I'm glad you are ending the calendar with someone contemporary. Really wonderful.
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RorysCurls Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow never heard of them before, shame really
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PuffballPenguin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I look up to this man. I really, really do.
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