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PB&J: Civil-Rights Leader Rustin Gets His Due 50 Years Later ~ Organizer of '63 March on Washington Was a Pacifist and Gay Man

Melanie Wong | Aug 28, 2013 02:31 PM

"One of the most momentous passages in American political history began with this mundane bit of advice: Pack peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. Mayonnaise can go bad in the August heat.

That tip, one of many in instructional handbooks issued by leaders ahead of the 1963 March on Washington, reflected the organizational chops of Bayard Rustin, whose attention to detail helped ensure that what could have been a public-relations disaster for the civil-rights movement instead turned into a model of successful nonviolent protest."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...

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