The Life and Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Producer-director Bennett Singer discusses the film “Brother Outsider,” a documentary exploring the life and work of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who influenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and played a major role in organizing the 1963 March on Washington. Rustin’s role in the civil rights movement has been overlooked largely because he lived as an openly gay man. Walter Naegle, Rustin’s life partner from 1977 until Rustin's death in 1987, and who will be accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Rustin's behalf, also joins the conversation. “Brother Outsider” airs on the World Channel on August 28, at 7 pm and midnight.


Walter Naegle and Bennett Singer

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Katherine Jackson from LES

I was a teenaged participant in various Civil Rights actions and events in NYC in the later 50's, & early 60's. Bayard Rustin was a constant presence in these and a profoundly inspiring, eloquent one. I sometimes followed him around just to hear him talk! I'm delighted that he is beginning to get the public respect and gratitude he's due.

Aug. 28 2013 01:24 PM

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