BORN

March 17, 1912

DIED

August 24, 1987

Bayard Rustin

Civil Rights Leader, Gay Rights Activist, Pacifist, Presidential Medal of Honor Recipient

Every indifference to prejudice is suicide because, if I don’t fight all bigotry, bigotry itself will be strengthened and, sooner or later, it will return on me.

—Bayard Rustin

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