A movie focused on the life and work of Friend Bayard Rustin is being released in the coming days, joining the 2002 documentary Brother Outsider and offering a new way for the wider public to learn about the peace, labor, and civil rights organizer and activist. Rustin will be released in select theaters this Friday, November 3, and premiere worldwide on Netflix on November 17. What a great opportunity for a meeting field trip or watch party and discussion!
Other resources for younger Friends to learn about Bayard Rustin include:
- Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist (middle school and up);
- Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington (teens);
- A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington (elementary);
- And a chapter in Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints (elementary and middle school), which takes its title from Rustin’s encouragement: “We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.”