In honor of the 50th Anniversary of The March On Washington, New York Film Academy students are invited to watch an excellent documentary Co-Produced by NYFA Documentary professor, Mridu Chandra for free. The doc tells the story of March Organizer, Bayard Rustin, a key mover in the civil rights movement who has disappeared from its history.
During his 60-year career as an activist, Bayard Rustin formulated many of the strategies, including nonviolent resistance, that propelled the American civil rights movement. In 1963, Rustin brought his unique skills to the crowning glory of his civil rights career: his work organizing the March on Washington, the biggest protest America had ever seen. But his open homosexuality forced him to remain in the background, marking him again and again as a “brother outsider.” On August 8, 2013, President Barack Obama named Bayard Rustin a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.