Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987

Dates:
Birth 1912-03-17
Death 1987-08-24
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Bayard Rustin (b. March 17, 1912, West Chester, PA – d. August 24, 1987, Manhattan, New York) was anAfrican-American Quaker who was concerned with nonviolence, socialism, civil rights, race relations, and international relations. He was connected with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, American Friends Service Committee, War Resisters League, Congress of Racial Equality, and Committee for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience against Military Segregation. He was imprisoned during World War II for draft refusal based on his absolute pacifism.

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Subjects:

  • African Americans--Relations with Jews
  • African Americans--Social conditions
  • Black nationalism
  • Election monitoring
  • Refugees--Haiti
  • Racism
  • African Americans--History--Sources
  • African Americans--Civil rights
  • Race relations
  • Social problems
  • Riots
  • Quakers
  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • Human rights
  • World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors
  • Gays--Civil rights
  • Anti-imperialist movements--Africa
  • Poverty
  • African American labor union members
  • Civil rights workers--Interviews
  • Quakers--History--Sources
  • Gay rights
  • School integration
  • Refugees--Indochina
  • Pacifists--History--Sources
  • Labor unions
  • Segregation--History--Sources
  • Civil rights
  • Pacifism
  • African American youth
  • Civil rights--African Americans--History--Sources
  • Anti-nuclear movement
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
  • Refugees
  • African Americans--Segregation
  • Conscientious objectors--History--Sources
  • Prison discipline
  • Convict labor

Occupations:

  • Pacifists
  • Conscientious objectors--United States
  • Quakers--United States
  • Civil rights leaders
  • Human rights workers
  • Social reformers
  • Civil rights workers

Places:

  • Africa (as recorded)
  • Africa (as recorded)
  • Haiti (as recorded)
  • Israel (as recorded)
  • Israel (as recorded)
  • Indochina (as recorded)
  • Indochina (as recorded)
  • Israel (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Africa (as recorded)
  • Haiti (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)