Bayard Rustin Collected Papers
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Bayard Rustin was a Pennsylvania-born, African-American Quaker who was concerned with nonviolence, socialism, civil rights, race relations, and international relations. He was connected with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, American Friends Service Committee, War Resisters League, Congress of Racial Equality, and Committee for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience against Military Segregation. He was imprisoned during World War II for draft refusal based on his absolute pacifism.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this individual.
- Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources
- African Americans -- History -- Sources
- Conscientious Objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Sources
- Segregation -- United States -- History -- Sources
- African American Quakers
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection