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LIFE cover 09-06-1963 African American activists A. Phillip Randolph & Bayard Rustin, organizers of the March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, aka the Freedom March, stand in front of the Lincoln Memorial. (Photo by Leonard McCombe/Life Magazine/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
LIFE cover 09-06-1963 African American activists A. Phillip Randolph & Bayard Rustin, organizers of the March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, aka the Freedom March, stand in front of the Lincoln Memorial. (Photo by Leonard McCombe/Life Magazine/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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This clip from the documentary "We Were There: The March on Washington" highlights verbal attacks Bayard Rustin endured.

Strom Thurmond attacks Bayard Rustin

This clip from the documentary "We Were There: The March on Washington" highlights verbal attacks Bayard Rustin endured.