Watch ‘Brother Outsider’Published by Clay Cane on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 12:00 am.
We are all channel-surfing through the several films that show up during Black History Month. In case you are looking for a story you haven’t heard, please be sure to check out Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, which is directed by Bennett Singer.
Bayard Rustin is a legendary civil rights activist who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and helped plan the 1963 March on Washington. Rustin was also the force behind the non-violent movement, but he was shunned by many and nearly erased from American history. This groundbreaking documentary humanizes the life of Rustin with archival footage, interviews with the closest people in his life and commentary from scholars.