Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, join us for a screening of the documentary Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2022, produced and directed by Nancy D. Kates and Bennet Singer, 1 hour and23 minutes). Activist and organizer, Bayard Rustin was one of the key thinkers and strategists of the American civil rights movement. His passionate belief in the use of nonviolence drew Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders to him during the 1940s and 1950s. As the chief architect of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the largest protest in the United States, Rustin was instrumental in changing the course of American history. However, living as an openly gay man forced him to remain in the background, making him again and again a "brother outsider." Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin combines rare archival footage with provocative interviews to illuminate the life and work of a forgotten prophet of social change.