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File #: 19-571    Version: 1 Name: Resolution Supporting the Bayard Rustin U.S. Stamp Campaign
Type: Resolution Status: Action Item
File created: 11/12/2018 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 1/14/2019 Final action:
Title: CC- Adoption of a Resolution in Support of the Bayard Rustin U.S. Postage Stamp Campaign.
Attachments: 1. 2019-01-14_ATT_Bayard Rustin Resolution.pdf
CC- Adoption of a Resolution in Support of the Bayard Rustin U.S. Postage Stamp Campaign.

Meeting Date: January 14, 2019

Contact Person/Dept: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office

Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: Lauren Buisson (01/08/19) and (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (01/09/19);

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar, City Manager (01/08/19)


Staff recommends the City Council adopt a Resolution in support of the Bayard Rustin U.S. Postage Stamp campaign.


At the City Council meeting of October 8, 2018, Lauren Buisson, requested that City Council consider supporting the Bayard Rustin U.S. Postage Stamp Campaign.

Bayard Rustin was born in Pennsylvania on March 17, 1912 and first became involved in civil rights activism when he moved to New York in the 1930's. Mr. Rustin was a lead organizer of the 1947 "Journey to Reconciliation". The "Journey of Reconciliation" was a form of nonviolent direct action to challenge state segregation laws on interstate buses in the Southern United States. The two-week journey by 16 men began on April 9, 1947. It was seen as inspiring the later Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights Movement from May 1961 onward.

Mr. Rustin was a proponent of nonviolence and civil disobedience. He worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a key advisor and leading strategist in the civil rights movement. Rustin supported social justice in various spheres over the span of his life. He worked for the dignity and rights of those who were most disenfranchised-including African Americans, workers, and LGBT people, among others.

Mr. Rustin co-orchestrated the famous 1963 March on Was...

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