January 06, 2003

For a Forgotten Prophet

I'm lazy, so I'll just post the damn info:

P.O.V. Interactive: Brother Outsider | Sneak Preview - PBS

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.

The POV national broadcast of the film will take place on January 20, 2003 on PBS at 10PM. Check out the official site or Rustin.org for additional info.

And for you NYC-area progressives:

Gay Men of African Descent and the Audre Lorde Project Invite You to a Film Screening and Post-Event Discussion of "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin"

Date: January 15, 2003
Location: Jarvey Room at the Audre Lorde Project
85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
RSVP: 212-828-1697, ext. 129
Reception: 7PM
Film Screening: 7:30PM
Discussion: 9PM

See you there if you make it.

Posted by ronn at January 6, 2003 10:58 AM

Ronn, welcome back and Happy New Year!!! I am looking forward to the Bayard Rustin documentary. Posted by: j-notes.com on January 7, 2003 01:55 AM
James, HNY to you, too. I'm glad to be back and can't wait for to see "Brother Outsider." Had an opportunity to see it Thursday, but will wait till the 15th to see it here in Brooklyn. Posted by: ronn on January 7, 2003 06:50 PM
Very cool. I found out that there is going to be a screening on the 16th in San Francisco so I am planning to check it out then and tape it when it comes on PBS. Posted by: j-notes on January 9, 2003 01:21 AM