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UChicago Film Screening: The Politics of Black History

Brother Outsider (2003): The Life of Bayard Rustin

A film screening and discussion on the legacy of identity politics, its buried history,
unmet challenges, and the lingering problems on the Left.

Wednesday, February 17 2010 | 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Community Lounge | 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.

lightbox_BrotherOutsider1 Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its national broadcast on PBS’ P.O.V. series, Brother Outsider has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin—a visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement.

Suggested reading:

Bayard Rustin (1970), "The Failure of Black Separatism"

An unmet challenge: Race and the Left in America

Book review: Jeffrey B. Perry, Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1882-1918