|Profession||Civil Rights Leader|
|Date of Birth||1912-03-17|
|Place of Birth||West Chester, PA|
About Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Leader and pacifist who was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Early Life Experience of Bayard Rustin
He preformed at New York nightclubs and had a great singing voice.
He was a gay man and he was arrested for a homosexual act in 1953 as homosexuality was criminalized in parts of the United States until 2003.
Family Life and Relationship
He had a ten-year relationship with Walter Naegle until his death in 1987.
He supported Martin Luther King’s leadership during the Civil Rights Movement.