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Bayard Rustin

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An African American historical poster that pays tribute to the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin. This hidden figure was a leading strategist in the Civil Rights Movement and one of its most influential and effective organizers.

Rustin was instrumental in the formation of the SCLC, the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, played a large part in introducing Dr. King to the teachings of Gandhi and the Non-Violence philosophy, organized Freedom Rides, launched the A. Philip Randolph Institute to fight for economic justice for people of color.

Unfortunately Bayard was "was silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from important leadership positions, largely because he was an openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era". 

President Barack Obama awarded him a Medal of Freedom posthumously in 2013.

The poster features images of Bayard Rustin during select moments of his life. It also features a powerful quote from the influential and effective strategist and organizer.


When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him. We need in every bay and community a group of angelic troublemakers. To be afraid is to behave as if the truth isn't true...."


This work of art measures 17 inches x 11 inches (paper size) and 17 inches x 11 inches (image size). It is printed on high-quality glossy paper with a weight of 230 GSM. 

A beautiful historical poster meant to motivate, educate and inspire. Get one for your home, school, church or office today!

Unframed Poster: 17x11 inches (image size) - 17x11 inches (poster size)
Framed Poster: 19x13 inches (framed size) - 17x11 inches (poster size)

" Black History Happens Everyday! "

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Description

An African American historical poster that pays tribute to the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin. This hidden figure was a leading strategist in the Civil Rights Movement and one of its most influential and effective organizers.

Rustin was instrumental in the formation of the SCLC, the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, played a large part in introducing Dr. King to the teachings of Gandhi and the Non-Violence philosophy, organized Freedom Rides, launched the A. Philip Randolph Institute to fight for economic justice for people of color.

Unfortunately Bayard was "was silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from important leadership positions, largely because he was an openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era". 

President Barack Obama awarded him a Medal of Freedom posthumously in 2013.

The poster features images of Bayard Rustin during select moments of his life. It also features a powerful quote from the influential and effective strategist and organizer.


When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him. We need in every bay and community a group of angelic troublemakers. To be afraid is to behave as if the truth isn't true...."


This work of art measures 17 inches x 11 inches (paper size) and 17 inches x 11 inches (image size). It is printed on high-quality glossy paper with a weight of 230 GSM. 

A beautiful historical poster meant to motivate, educate and inspire. Get one for your home, school, church or office today!

Unframed Poster: 17x11 inches (image size) - 17x11 inches (poster size)
Framed Poster: 19x13 inches (framed size) - 17x11 inches (poster size)

" Black History Happens Everyday! "

Specs.
Edition Open Edition
Framed Available Framed or Unframed
Height 17 inches
Length 11 inches
Medium Paper
Signed Unsigned
SKU sankofa-rustin
Year Released 2020
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