Bayard Rustin fought for the rights of all humans. He was raised a Quaker and devoted to non-violent resistance. The Rustin Center embodies the lessons, journeys, and inspirations that Bayard created. His life partner, Walter Naegle, is an active part of the Center and carries the Light that Bayard shined all his life. His fight for human rights expanded far beyond the Black and LGBTQIA communities; his legacy of inclusion permeates the work of W Lawson.
“Never has there been a more critical time to meet the challenge of creating communities that welcome Bayard, Walter and every person seeking inclusion and belonging.” –Marvell Adams Jr.,