Last Minute Announcement: 1:30PM showing of Brother Outsider (2003) at The Haven, TODAY Free

February 10th, 2014 · No Comments · By

I meant to post this last night and it’s very last minute, for that I apologize, but my brother Owen is screening Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin at The Haven today at 1:30PM, Free.

Rustin was a major organizing force in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Among his major accomplishments: establishment of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for King, using tactical nonviolence and civil disobedience to challenge unconstitutional segregation and the chief organizing for the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” where King delivered “I Have A Dream”. Rustin was also gay, which kept him out of the spotlight, and the film explores his enormous contribution along with his permanent outsider status.

This is one of three films being held on Mondays for Black History Month at The Haven at 1:30pm. Other films are Spike Lee’s Malcolm X next Monday (Feb 17), then Black Power Mixtape on Feb. 24.

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