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November 8, 2023 - Brother Outsider - Meaningful Movie

What: Meaningful Movie "Brother Outsider - The Life of Bayard Rustin"

When: Wednesday, November 8 at 7 pm

Where: The Park Church - Beecher Hall (enter via parking lot door near Gray St.)

The event is free! Coffee, cookies, and pop corn, too.

Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2003 the documentary BROTHER OUTSIDER has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin — a Visionary strategist and activist who has been called "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an out gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. BROTHER OUTSIDER chronicles Rustin's activism for racial and economic justice, peace, and equality for LGBTQ Americans while illuminating why he has been erased from history.

A newer film, not a documentary, Rustin, is a 2023 American biographical drama directed by George C. Wolfe, from a screenplay by Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black, and a story by Breece about the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, produced by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company Higher Ground Productions.


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