HISTORY

The Black, Openly Gay, Civil Rights Activist You Probably Never Heard of

The man behind the march on Washington.

Sal
6 min readDec 26, 2023

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Bayard Rustin | Image Source: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

History is plagued with racial discrimination, an issue as old as time itself. For centuries, people of color were subjected to ill-treatment, abuse, violence, and segregation based on their appearance and nothing more.

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Sal

I am a History Educator and a Lifelong Learner with a Masters in Global History.