"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin"
on TV [MPT(Cable: Channel 22, PBS)]
"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" (#1511)
During his 60-year career as an activist, organizer and "troublemaker,
" Bayard Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled
the American civil rights movement. His passionate belief in Gandhi'
s philosophy of nonviolence drew Martin Luther King Jr. and other
leaders to him in the 1940's and 50's; his practice of those beliefs
drew the attention of the FBI and police. But his open homosexuality
forced him to remain in the background, marking him again and
again as a "brother outsider." Brother Outsider combines
rare archival footage - some of it never before broadcast in the
U.S. - with provocative interviews to illuminate the life and
work of a forgotten prophet of social change.
Air Times: Sunday, January 26, 2003 11:00 PM on MPT(Cable: Channel
Note: Look for repeat runs of this program.