Bayard Rustin

Tommy Mann

Joined April 2015

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Bayard Rustin was an American leader in civil rights, gay rights, nonviolence, and socialism. He is one of my personal heroes.

His homosexuality caused him to be an outsider in the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King, Jr chastised those who worked under him for not wanting Rustin’s involvement.

In the man’s own words:

“To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.”

“When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.”

“If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.”

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