Bayard Rustin

The Bayard Rustin  Coalition (BRC) came into being during 2006 to honor Bayard Rustin – the heart and soul of the United State’s Civil Rights Movement. In July 2007 after a year of collaboration, we officially formed the Bayard Rustin Coalition with the permission of the Estate of Bayard Rustin. Bayard Rustin was Martin Luther King Jr’s mentor, chief organizer, pioneer of the movement’s nonviolent resistance, and the man behind the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which Dr. King delivered his iconic “I have a Dream” speech. In the spirit of Bayard Rustin, the Bayard Rustin Coalition embraces advocacy and education to effect social change by  honoring a sociopolitical dynasty that is visionary, proactive and rooted in the Black and same gender loving experience.