Bayard Rustin, Cleveland Robinson, and the 1963 March on Washington

Bayard Rustin, Cleveland Robinson, and the 1963 March on Washington

In front of 170 W 130 St., New York City, stands Bayard Rustin, Deputy Director on the left. On the right stands, Cleveland Robinson, Chairman of Administrative Committee of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Rustin (1912-1987) was born in was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Rustin's civil rights activism was mainly in the South. Rustin would return to New York City again for the organization of the 1963 March on Washington. Robinson (1914-1995) was born in Jamaica and immigrated to the United States in 1944. Robinson's civil rights activism took place in New York City, where he was a member of various civil rights and labor groups.

For more on Cleveland Robinson go to:

http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/tamwag/wag_006_001/bioghist.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/26/obituaries/cleveland-robinson-80-civi...

For more on Bayard Rustin go to:

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/...

https://blackpast.org/aah/rustin-bayard-1910-1987

Citation (Chicago Style): 

Fernandez, Orlando. "In front of 170 W 130 St., March on Washington, l t[o] r Bayard Rustin, Deputy Director, Cleveland Robinson, Chairman of Administrative Committee / World Telegram & Sun photo by O. Fernandez." August 7, 1963. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/resource/ppmsca.35538/ (accessed August 3, 2018).

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