Film Screening: Brother Outsider- The Life of Bayard Rustin
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. This film asks “Why?” and 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.
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Jardine Room
Dinner and a short discussion will follow film screening. Check out the film trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxhKgnyWcuw
Sponsored by the Office of University Mission and Identity, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Black Students in Action, Allies, and the Q@JCU Employee Resource Group.