The forgotten man of the march

Bayard Rustin, shown here in 1970, was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. (AP)
The mastermind behind the march into history

Thomas Warren | November 14, 2014 8:36 pm

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WASHINGTON – Martin Luther King. A. Phillip Randolph. John Lewis.

Their names have become synonymous with The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. But a name that arguably has gone largely unknown in the 50 years since is that of the man tasked with pulling it off – chief organizer Bayard Rustin.

Rustin was a prot

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