P.O.V.: Season 15, Episode 9

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (20 Jan. 2003)

TV Episode  -   -  Documentary
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 103 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

Documentary on Bayard Rustin, best-remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.


(as Nancy Kates) ,
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 401 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
a list of 18 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 302 titles
created 7 months ago
list image
a list of 49 titles
created 5 months ago
a list of 20 titles
created 3 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (20 Jan 2003)

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (20 Jan 2003) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of P.O.V..
« Previous Episode | 10 of 173 Episodes | Next Episode »
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bayard Rustin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Dorothy Jackson ...
Herself - Childhood Friend
John Rodgers ...
Himself - Teammate
Louis John ...
Himself - Nephew
Bill Sutherland ...
Himself - Fellowship of Reconciliation
A.J. Muste ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Rev. A.J. Muste)
George Hauser ...
Himself - Former Colleague
Davis Platt ...
Adam Green ...
Himself - Historian
Devi Prasad ...
Himself - Disciple of Gandhi
Rachelle Horowitz ...
Herself - Aide
Dave McReynolds ...
Himself - Pacifist
Robert Ascher ...
Himself - Psychologist
Michael Thelwell ...
Andrew Young ...


Documentary on Bayard Rustin, best-remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis






Release Date:

20 January 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Amazing Man, Amazing Documentary---"We are all one."
22 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was riveted as I watched this one. From the perspective of the 21st century, it is hard to understand why Bayard Rustin was pushed to the background by his fellow civil rights leaders just for being gay. And yet, I remember a time when there was no room for women's rights and gay rights in the civil rights movement. This documentary should remind all political activists that divide and conquer is their enemy's favorite tool. And once you allow your group to be divided, you will be conquered. The footage of Mr. Rustin through the years is the best part of the documentary--which is how it should be. If you are telling the story of someone's life, your subject should be charismatic enough to catch the viewer's interest all by himself. And Rustin certainly was charismatic. And so eloquent! It is refreshing to see a political leader who talked sense without trying to dumb down the truth. Reminded me a lot of Tom Paine, another great American who was not afraid to fight the big battles.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Line rupton
Documentary Feature Oscar vilj-1

Contribute to This Page