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Bayard Ruskin
(c. 1910-1987) born on
Mar 17
US civil-rights activist. He spent two years in jail as a conscientious objector during WW II; helped plan the 1941 March on Washington Movement.
         
   
F
It wasn't the Harry Belafontes and the greats from Hollywood that made the march. What made the march was that black people voted that day with their feet.

R
[Bigotry's] birthplace is the sinister back room of the mind where plots and schemes are hatched for the persecution and oppression of other human beings.
A
The real radical is that person who has a vision of equality and is willing to do those things that will bring reality closer to that vision. . .
N
When you're wrong, you're wrong. But when you're right, you're wrong anyhow.
K
To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On the 1963 March on Washington, in "Voices of Freedom," by Henry Hampton, 1990.
R: In "And I Quote," by Ashton Applewhite, 1992.
A: In "The Black 100," by Columbus Salley, 1993.
N: "Down the Line."
K: "Meaning of Birmingham," in "The Liberator," Jun 1973.
   


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