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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Watch August 28, 2013 at 7pm on WORLD and online August 28 & 29, 2013

Long before Martin Luther King Jr. rose to national prominence, Rustin was putting his life on the line in pursuit of racial equality. His advocacy of pacifism and Gandhian nonviolence made him a pioneer in the 1940s and, a decade later, an inspiration to King. But he was also a political liability, and eventually the civil rights movement shunned him, because he was gay. 


Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times wrote that this film by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer “moves through the complications of Rustin’s life — a black man who stayed out of the spotlight because he knew his homosexuality would cost the movement mainstream credibility — like a lunar cycle, tracking all of the turbulence around him and the power of his own gravitational pull.”

The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

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Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs April 24 to May 4, 2014.

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George Plimpton: Watch Excerpt: George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review

"The Paris Review is maybe a spiritual hideout for George," reflects Terry McDonnell of Sports Illustrated. I think it was a place where he could do the highest level of his work in the way he wou...

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