(RNS) Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, the openly gay black activist, a Quaker, advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolent protest tactics and organized the 1963 March on Washington.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) As one of the last surviving members of a generation of civil rights icons, the Rev. C.T. Vivian was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the nation’s first African-American president.