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Movie Night: Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin

February 12, 2021 at 7:00pm9:00pm EST

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Grab your favorite movie snack and join the LGBTQ Resource Center to watch Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin!

Film Synopsis

On November 20, 2013, Bayard Rustin was posthumously awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Who was this man? He was there at most of the important events of the Civil Rights Movement – but always in the background. BROTHER OUTSIDER asks “Why?” It presents a vivid drama, intermingling the personal and the political, about one of the most enigmatic figures in 20th-century American history.

One of the first “freedom riders,” an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the march on Washington, intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Bayard Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason – he was gay. This film contributes a fascinating new chapter to our understanding of both progressive movements and gay life in 20th-century America.

This event was published on February 10, 2021.

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