Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

6:30 pm

Bechtel International Center Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford Film Society, Camera as Witness

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

(84 minutes) USA

Directors/Producers: Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer

Long before Martin Luther King, Jr. became a national figure, Bayard Rustin routinely put his body and his life on the line as a crusader for racial justice. Rustin's commitment to pacifism and his visionary advocacy of Gandhian nonviolence made him a pioneer in the 1940s, and captured King's imagination in the 1950s. In 1963, with more than 20 years of organizing experience behind him, Rustin brought his unique skills to the crowning glory of his civil rights career: his work organizing the historic March on Washington, the biggest protest America had ever witnessed. But Rustin was also seen as a political liability. He was openly gay during the fiercely homophobic era of the 40s and 50s; as a result, he was frequently shunned by the very civil rights movement he helped create. Rustin not only shaped civil rights movement strategy as a longtime advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., but was known and respected by numerous U.S. Presidents and foreign leaders.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bechtel International Center Map

All are welcome!


Arts Diversity Film Public Service Screening 

General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends