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Remembering Bayard Rustin on MLK Day - © Frank H. Jump

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Adam Clayton Powell threatened to spread a rumor that Bayard Rustin & Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr were having an affair unless King fired Rustin from his integral leadership position in the Civil Rights Movement. Bayard went on to organize the August 28, 1963 March on Washington at A. Phillip Randolph’s insistence.



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