Bayard Rustin: The proof that one truly believes is in action.

Civil Rights historians know that John F. Kennedy was a latecomer to celebrating the March on Washington, and that Lyndon Johnson was the one who accomplished significant civil rights goals. They also know that Bayard Rustin was the unsung hero of the civil rights movement. Finally, now that he is going to receive a posthumous Medal of Freedom, Rustin is getting at least part of his due.

Princeton’s Ann Yasuhara tells how, on several posts at Not in Our Town Princeton.

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