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Bayard Rustin

March 17, 1912 - August 24, 1987

 
 
Bayard Rustin plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2016
1. Bayard Rustin plaque
Inscription.  
Human Rights Leader

“The principal factors which influenced my life are non-violent tactics; constitutional means; democratic procedures; respect for human personality; a belief that all people are one.”

City of New York Parks and Recreation
Dedicated August 28, 1989
Edward J. Koch, Mayor
Henry J. Stern, Commissioner
 
Erected 1989 by City of New York Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 40° 44.937′ N, 73° 58.2′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of East 42nd Street and First Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East 42nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Ralph Bunche Park, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trygve Halvdan Lie (within shouting distance of this marker); First Avenue Underpass (within shouting distance of this marker); Peace Form One
Bayard Rustin plaque site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2016
2. Bayard Rustin plaque site
South end of Ralph Bunche Plaza, NW corner of First Avenue and East 42nd Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Trygve Lie Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tudor City Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Ferguson McKean (about 300 feet away); Ford Foundation Building (about 500 feet away); New York Daily News Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Ralph Bunche Park: Bayard Rustin Plaque. Official NYC Parks description (Submitted on January 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Bayard Rustin. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Bayard Rustin plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 13, 2021
3. Bayard Rustin plaque
Getting a facelift
Bayard Rustin image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia, 1963
4. Bayard Rustin
Rustin at a news briefing on the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on August 27, 1963.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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