BREAKING NEWS: President Obama has announced that Bayard Rustin will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. To read the full text of the President’s announcement, click here.
BROTHER OUTSIDER RETURNS TO PUBLIC TELEVISION! In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, BROTHER OUTSIDER will be broadcast on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 7 pm EST and midnight (check local listings) as part of the America ReFramed series on public television’s WORLD Channel. The film will also be available in streaming format on August 28 and 29. For more details or to find your local station, click here.
Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its national broadcasts on PBS’ P.O.V. series and on Logo/MTV, Brother Outsider has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin—a visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
The recipient of more than 25 awards and honors, Brother Outsider has been shown at The United Nations, The Kennedy Center, and for members of Congress, as well as at hundreds of schools, community forums, labor gatherings, faith organizations, and film festivals; it is also being used widely in workplace diversity presentations at corporations, law firms, and other companies. To inquire about scheduling a screening at your workplace, school or organization, please send an email to info [at] rustin [dot] org or use the Contact link below. You can also download the discussion/ curriculum guide, produced in partnership with Frameline’s Youth In Motion program.
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the Brother Outsider team is working hard to bring Rustin’s inspiring story to new audiences around the globe. To find out more about upcoming screenings, conferences, readings, performances and other events, click here.