Movie & Discussion: Brother Outsider at Roxbury Public Library in Succasunna
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – 6:30PM to 8:30PM
After the film, Bayard Rustin’s partner Walter Naegle, not so coincidentally a grad of Roxbury HS, will join us for Q & A. Rustin was the subject of the recent Netflix release of the same name.
Brother Outsider illuminates the public and private lives of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called “the invisible man” of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., and the architect of the legendary 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Brother Outsider reveals the price that Rustin paid for this honesty, chronicling both the setbacks and triumphs of his remarkable 60-year career.