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Bayard Rustin Net Worth

Bayard Rustin Net Worth is
$850,000

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Bayard Rustin (/ˈbaɪərd/; March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, pacifism and non-violence, and gay rights. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania where his family was involved in civil rights work. In 1936, he moved to Harlem, New York City and earned a living as a nightclub and stage singer, and continued activism for civil rights.In the pacifist Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), Rustin practiced nonviolence. He was a leading activist of the early 1947–1955 civil-rights movement, helping to initiate a 1947 Freedom Ride to challenge with civil disobedience racial segregation on interstate busing. He recognized Martin Luther King, Jr.'s leadership, and helped to organize the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to strengthen King's leadership; Rustin promoted the philosophy of nonviolence and the practices of nonviolent resistance, which he had observed while working with Gandhi's movement in India. Rustin became a leading strategist of the civil rights movement from 1955 to 1968. He was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which was headed by A. Philip Randolph, the leading African-American labor-union president and socialist. Rustin also influenced young activists, such as Tom Kahn and Stokely Carmichael, in organizations like the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).After the passage of the civil-rights legislation of 1964–65, Rustin focused attention on the economic problems of working-class and unemployed African Americans, suggesting that the civil-rights movement had left its period of "protest" and had entered an era of "politics", in which the Black community had to ally with the labor movement. Rustin became the head of the AFL–CIO's A. Philip Randolph Institute, which promoted the integration of formerly all-white unions and promoted the unionization of African Americans. The Institute under Rustin's leadership also advanced and campaigned for (from 1966 to 1968) A Freedom Budget for All Americans, linking the concepts of racial justice with economic justice; supported by over 200 prominent civil rights activists, trade unionists, religious leaders, academics and others, it outlined a plan to eliminate poverty and unemployment in the United States within a ten year period. Rustin became an honorary chairperson of the Socialist Party of America in 1972, before it changed its name to Social Democrats, USA (SDUSA); Rustin acted as national chairman of SDUSA during the 1970s. During the 1970s and 1980s, Rustin served on many humanitarian missions, such as aiding refugees from Communist Vietnam and Cambodia. He was on a humanitarian mission in Haiti when he died in 1987.Rustin was a gay man who had been arrested for a homosexual act in 1953. Homosexuality was criminalized in parts of the United States until 2003. Rustin's sexuality, or at least his embarrassingly publi
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Full NameBayard Rustin
Date Of BirthMarch 17, 1912
Died1987-08-24
Place Of BirthWest Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
ProfessionSoundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew
EducationCity College of New York, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Wilberforce University
NationalityAmerican
ParentsArchie Hopkins, Florence Rustin
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom
TV ShowsPOV
Star SignPisces
#Quote
1Twenty-five, thirty years ago, the barometer of human rights in the United States were black people. That is no longer true. The barometer for judging the character of people in regard to human rights is now those who consider themselves gay, homosexual, lesbian.
2When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
#Fact
1Posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 by President Barack Obama.
2Rustin organized the March on Washington, what was then the largest demonstration ever in Washington, D.C., in under two months.
3Fellow civil rights leader Julian Bond has often quoted Rustin as joking that "Martin Luther King couldn't organize vampires to go to a bloodbath," meaning that despite King's gifts as a leader and an orator, King needed Rustin's and others' help with the organizational aspects of the movement.
4Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 752-754. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
5The Bayard Rustin High School, in Rustin's hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania, and the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities (H.S. 440) in Manhattan are both named after Rustin.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
P.O.V.TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 performer - 1 episode, 2003

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
P.O.V.2003TV Series documentary archival materials provided courtesy of - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul Robeson: Songs of Freedom2008Documentary
Eyes on the Prize1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHimself
The March1964Documentary shortHimself
Opening Day at the 1964-1965 World's Fair1964TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Civil Rights Activist
Democracy Now!2013TV SeriesHimself
The March2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Moyers & Company2013TV SeriesHimself
Great Performances2007TV SeriesHimself
P.O.V.2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Our Friend, Martin1999VideoHimself - on steps of Lincoln Memorial (uncredited)
Out of the Past1998DocumentaryHimself
The Speeches of Malcolm X1997Video documentaryHimself - Listens to Abernathy
George Wallace1997TV MovieHimself - Behind King (uncredited)
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried1989TV Movie documentaryHimself (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Malcolm X1972DocumentaryHimself

Known for movies


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