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Antioch faculty to discuss the life of Bayard Rustin

Cover of DVD for Brother Outsider

What: Brother Outsider: The life of Bayard Rustin
When: Sunday, November 18, 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Little Art Theater, Yellow Springs
Cost: No charge; Donations to the Little Art Theater welcome

Brother Outsider is an award-winning documentary portrait of Bayard Rustin, an African-American Quaker who was a lifelong activist and strategist. Called “the invisible man of the civil rights movement,” Rustin was a tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the organizer of the legendary 1963 March on Washington. He was also an openly gay black man during fiercely homophobic times. The film documents the price he paid for his honesty and the vision and inspiration he provided to non-violent movements around the world.

After the film, a discussion will be led by Dr. Kevin McGruder, Antioch College history professor; Rev. Derrick Weston, director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom; and Dr. Jim Keen, a Quaker and a former Antioch College professor. The discussion will focus on Rustin’s role as a visionary African American man and his connections to Antioch College and non-violent movements.

For more information, contact Alice Robrish, Yellow Springs Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 937-767-1312, arobrish@his.com .