Brother Outsider

The Life of Bayard Rustin

DVD - 2002
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Brother Outsider
A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin, one of the first "freedom riders, " an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. However, Rustin was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual. This feature-length portrait unfolds both chronologically and thematically, using interviews with others, and Rustin's own voice, taken from his writings, papers, correspondence, and recorded interviews.

Published: [South Burlington, VT] : California Newsreel, 2002.
Branch Call Number: DVD 306.84 BRO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.


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Dec 20, 2011
  • jmmason rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is amazing that the history of Ruskin has been so marginalized by the black community. They really do hate queers don't they. At least he refused to play their game even if they did rob him of his rightful place in history.

Aug 06, 2010

Winner of more than 25 awards. Illuminates the life of Bayard Rustin a key figure of the Civil Rights movement.


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