Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Free screening on life of Bayard Rustin in Cleveland Heights tonight

CORRECTION! This film screens THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013.

A critically acclaimed film on the life and work of civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin will be shown tonight in Cleveland Heights. The film, BROTHER OUTSIDER: The Life of Bayard Rustin, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and has since been shown several times on PBS.

Rustin, a visionary strategist and activist, was in many ways an unknown hero” of the civil rights movement, despite having been a primary architect of the success of 1963 March on Washington.

The film will be shown at Imani Temple Ministries, 2463 N Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights [watch clip here]
Bennett Singer
One of the film’s producers, Bennett Singer, will lead a post-showing discussion.

Tonight’s FREE showing is sponsored by the Cleveland Stonewall Democrats. The program begins at 6:30PM. Off-street parking is available.

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