The recipient of more than 25 awards, including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary, the film Brother Outsider portrays the life of Bayard Rustin, a prominent civil rights campaigner and strategist at the time of Martin Luther King. Rustin was the chief organiser of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, but as a gay man, was forced to become expunged from the work of the movement in the public eye. However, Brother Outsider serves to capture the life and work of this influential and key figure that was posthumously to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the US.
The Oxford LGBTQ+ society, CRAE (Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality), The Oxford Broadcasting Association and Merton Welfare are very excited to screen this event alongside a question and answer session with the director himself, Bennett Singer.
Free to attend, all welcome.
Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century
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Audience: Open to all