As part of LCC’s Black History Month activities, the Prism Alliance will show the documentary film Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, Monday, February 26, 4 pm – 6 pm in Gannon 2214. The event will include an after-film discussion and refreshments.
This 2003 documentary explores the life of one of the most noted crusaders for racial justice, Bayard Rustin. His commitment to pacifism and Gandhian nonviolence made him a pioneer in the 1940s, and captured Martin Luther King Jr.’s imagination in the 1950s. In 1963, Rustin organizing the historic March on Washington. Though he had to overcome the stereotypes of being an illegitimate son, an African American, a gay man, and a one-time member of the Communist Party, Rustin became a public figure and respected political insider who helped shaped the civil rights movement strategy, and was known and respected internationally.
Please join us, and please support the many events planned by LCC’s Black History Month committee. You can access a full calendar at https://www.lcc.edu/studentlife/bhm/.