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The Lasting Legacy of Bayard Rustin

A Rustin Renaissance?

From the 1956 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, until Martin Luther Kingā€™s assassination 12 years later, Bayard Rustin was a central ā€” and controversial ā€” figure in the civil rights movement, always pushing the movement in general, and King in particular, to take stances as bold and transformative as possible.