"Bayard" is a hand drawn polygonal drawing on 11 x 14" Bristol board paper, using micron marker, prismacolor colored pencils, mars black acrylic paint and hand stamped with antique letter stamps and white ink. Original Drawing comes matted and framed.
Bayard began working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an organizer and strategist in 1955. He taught King about Gandhi's philosophy of non-violent resistance and advised him on the tactics of civil disobedience. He assisted King with the Boycott of segregated buses in Montgomery, Alabama in 1956. Most famously, Rustin organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, at which King delivered his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963. Rustin received numerous awards and honorary degrees throughout his career. His writings about civil rights were published in the collection Down the Line in 1971 and in Strategies for Freedom in 1976. He continued to speak about the importance of economic equality within the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the need for social rights for gays and lesbians.
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