Bayard Rustin (1912-1987)

“Bayard Rustin is the Civil Rights hero most people don’t know about. He was a key advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and helped convince Dr. King to fully embrace non-violent resistance as an ideology. Bayard was the chief organizer of the March on Washington in 1963 where Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. However, Bayard was also a gay man in an era when that was considered a liability (not to mention a crime), so he had to stay in the background. Bayard credited his Quaker faith for his activism and his firm conviction that all people are equal and part of one human family.”

Quote:
“We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.”

Consider:
“How might you be an ‘angelic troublemaker’ in your community?”

[excerpts from holy troublemakers]