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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin 

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


Nancy D. Kates (as Nancy Kates), Bennett Singer

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


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

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20 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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Amazing Man, Amazing Documentary---"We are all one."
22 February 2014 | by McCamyTaylorSee 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.

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