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Award-winning documentary on Bayard Rustin, remembered best as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington


Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 awards — including the Audience Award at NewFest in 2003 — BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN illuminates the life of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist who has been called "the unknown hero" and "the invisible man" of the civil rights movement.

Trinity and NewFest hosted a virtual screening of BROTHER OUTSIDER during Black History Month, followed by a live interactive discussion!


A tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the legendary 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. BROTHER OUTSIDER reveals the price that Rustin paid for this honesty, chronicling both the setbacks and triumphs of his remarkable 60-year career.

Presented by Trinity Church Wall Street | Co-presented in partnership with NYC Department of Education & Brooklyn South


Bennett Singer, Nancy Kates