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Bayard Rustin

(1912-1987)

 

— Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Bayard Rustin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2021
1. Bayard Rustin Marker
Inscription.  African-American civil rights activist credited as the chief organizer of the watershed 1963 March on Washington and advocate for gay and lesbian causes
 
Erected 2019 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. A significant historical date for this entry is August 28, 1963.
 
Location. 37° 45.553′ N, 122° 26.106′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street, on the right when traveling east on 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4105 19th Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frida Kahlo (a few steps from this marker); Del Martin (a few steps from this marker); Christine Jorgensen (within shouting distance of this marker); Randy Shilts (within shouting distance of this marker); Yukio Mishima (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Hay (within shouting distance of this marker); Harvey Milk
Bayard Rustin Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2021
2. Bayard Rustin Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here embedded in the sidewalk on the south side of 19th Street.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude Stein (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
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1. Bayard Rustin (National Park Service).
'Bayard Rustin was a brilliant strategist, pacifist, and forward-thinking civil rights activist during the middle of the 20th century. In 1947 as a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Rustin planned the"Journey of Reconciliation", which would be used as a model for the Freedom Rides of the 1960's. He served as a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the practice of nonviolent civil resistance, and was an intellectual and organizational force behind the burgeoning civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. He organized protests in England and studied Ghandian principles in India. His life as an openly gay man, however, put him at odds with the cultural norms of the larger society and left him either working behind the scenes or outside of the movement for stretches of time.'
(Submitted on November 26, 2021.) 

2. Bayard Rustin on The Success and Failures of The Civil Rights Movement (1979) (YouTube, 3.5 min.). (Submitted on November 26, 2021.)
 
Additional keywords.
<i>Bayard Rustin at news briefing...</i> - marker image source photo image. Click for full size.
Warren K. Leffler and U.S. News & World Report (courtesy of the Library of Congress), August 27, 1963
3. Bayard Rustin at news briefing... - marker image source photo
Full title is: Bayard Rustin at news briefing on the Civil Rights March on Washington in the Statler Hotel, half-length portrait, seated at table
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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