Brother Outsider

PBS Premiere: Jan. 20, 2003Check the broadcast schedule »

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American Friends Service Committee
ASFC is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.

A. Philip Randolph Institute
APRI, which Bayard Rustin helped found in 1964 and directed, is an organization of black trade unionists fighting for racial equality and economic justice.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP is a powerful national organization dedicated to civil rights for African Americans. Programs target civil rights, educational trainings, access to health care, and economic development.

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
The filmmakers' site provides background on the style and approach of the film and extensive resources on Rustin's life.

Fellowship of Reconciliation
Bayard Rustin was an early member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, which seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice.

The Freedom Archives
The archives house over 5000 hours of audiotapes, spanning from the 1960's to the 90's. The archives profile the progressive history of the United States and the international solidarity movements, giving you Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcolm X, MLK and Angela Davis, and more.

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
The museum seeks to promote racial tolerance by helping people understand the historical and contemporary expressions of intolerance through rare racist artifacts.

National Civil Rights Museum
The museum helps the public understand the importance of lessons learned during the Civil Rights Movement, awakening imagination and memory through words and images.

The National Coalition to Save Our Mall
The Coalition is a national education and research organization working to preserve the National Mall as the Monument to Democracy against the current threats of alteration.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
NGLTF is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people committed to building a powerful political movement.

PFLAG is parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays working to support, educate and enlighten an ill-informed public on the struggle for equal rights.

Southern Poverty Law Center
SPLC monitors hate crimes and extremist groups through litigation and education. Check out their interactive map to see hate crime activity in your area.

A Force More Powerful
Explore the history of a century of nonviolent conflict and resistance.

Also on PBS

Africans in America
Based on years of extensive research, this PBS companion site explores the history of racial slavery in America, both its economic and intellectual foundations.

African American World
Explore African American history, arts and culture, race and society, and profiles.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
This companion site to the four-part PBS series "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow" offers tools and activities, personal narratives, and historical overviews.