Who Am I? (January/February 2013)Feb 9th, 2013 • Category: Activities
By MOKGWETSI SIZWE CHAPMAN, age 14
- I was born in 1912 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
- I started protesting Jim Crow laws in my state at an early age.
- I joined the Congress of Racial Equality.
- I served three years in prison for refusing to join the military, but even in prison I continued to fight for equality for integrated dining halls.
- I was arrested again but this time for revealing to the public that I was gay.
- I began working with Martin Luther King, Jr., and later became his main advisor and helped put together the Montgomery bus boycott.
- I fought for civil, gay and lesbian rights until my death in 1987.
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Answer: Bayard Rustin
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