Friday, February 25, 2011

"Brother Outsider"

Bayard Rustin was an openly homosexual African American pacifist, who changed the course of American history. An advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., the March on Washington was Bayard's dream and he organized it after politicians pushed him off Dr. King's Civil Right's campaign due to fear of contamination from his sexual orientation. He managed to organize "The March" with the help of a small highly organized staff, some telephones, and a stack of index cards which he kept in his back pocket at all times. He also was one of the first to stand his ground on buses, was arrested in North Carolina & put on the chain gang, which upon his release he wrote about in the New York Times, leading to the abolishment of the chain gang. A truly complex man, with a life of pitfalls & many triumphs, to learn more watch "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" For a list of showings and more information visit:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really enjoying catching up with this committee!

Kim Hudson