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Ralph Bunche Park

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Bayard Rustin Plaque

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  • Location: First Avenue and E. 43rd Street
  • Description: Tablet on base
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dedicated: January 23, 1990
  • Inscription: BAYARD RUSTIN / MARCH 17, 1912 - AUGUST 24, 1987 / HUMAN RIGHTS LEADER / "THE PRINCIPAL FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCED MY LIFE ARE: / NON-VIOLENT TACTICS: CONSTITUTIONAL MEANS; / DEMOCRATIC PROCEDURES; RESPECT FOR HUMAN PERSONALITY; / A BELIEF THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE ONE." /

    CITY OF NEW YORK PARKS & RECREATION / DEDICATED AUGUST 28, 1989 / EDWARD I. KOCH, MAYOR / HENRY J. STERN, COMMISSIONER /

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