POV 1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 15, Episode 11 Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
First Aired: January 20, 2003
Profiling Bayard Rustin, the long-time pacifist and civil-rights activist (1912-87), who organized the 1963 March on Washington. It was one of Rustin's least controversial moments. Rustin is recalled here in stills, clips, comments by friends and colleagues, and readings from his FBI file. He was a pacifist who resisted the draft in WWII. He was also gay and didn't go out of his way to hide it. “He was his own man,” says writer Midge Decter.