Thursday, November 8, 2012

Brother Outsider: The life of Bayard Rustin

Documentary at the Little Art Theatre
Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.
No Charge -- Donations to the Little Art welcome

"Brother Outsider" is an award-winning documentary portrait of Bayard Rustin, an African-American Quaker, a lifelong activist and strategist who has ben called “the invisible man of the civil rights movement”. Rustin was a tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. and the organizer of the legendary 1963 March on Washington. He was also an openly gay black man during fiercely homophobic times. The film documents the price he paid for his honesty and the vision and inspiration he provided to non-violent movements around the world.

After the film, a discussion will be led by Dr. Kevin McGruder, Antioch College history professor; Rev. Derrick Weston, Director of the Coretta Scott King Center; and Dr. Jim Keen, a Quaker and a former Antioch College professor. The discussion will focus on Rustin’s role as a visionary African American man and his connections to Yellow Springs and non-violent movements around the world.

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