See film on the March on Wash.

Published 8:38 am Friday, January 21, 2011

I wanted to commend the Tribune on its excellent coverage of the Martin Luther King Day Jr. Breakfast at First Lutheran Church this week. Your article and additional photos in the online edition of the paper were wonderful.

I’d also like to share news of another community event related to Dr. King. On Monday, Jan. 24, the Paths to Peace Film Series continues at Riverland Community College with the showing of “Brother Outsider,” the story of Bayard Rustin, a friend and mentor to Dr. King.

Rustin was the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and has been called the invisible man of the civil rights movement. Bayard Rustin lived as an openly gay man during the very homophobic years of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, and the film reveals the price he paid for this throughout his long and distinguished career.

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The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall (Room 124) at Riverland’s Albert Lea campus. The film runs 86 minutes, and an optional discussion will follow. Admission is free. See the latest District 241 Community Education catalog for more details.

Jeremy Corey-Gruenes

Albert Lea