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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Season 15 Episode 11 | 1h 23m 20s Video has closed captioning.

During his 60-year career as an activist, Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the movement. But his open sexuality forced him to remain in the background. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin combines rare archival footage with provocative interviews to illuminate the life and work of a forgotten prophet of social change.

Aired: 01/20/03

Expired: 06/30/16

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

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