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Arts, Culture & Fun Series: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.

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In partnership with PBS’ Emmy award-winning Community Cinema series Parks is screening The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights.

Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated — and controversial — leaders of the civil rights era. The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Young had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders, and responding to attacks from the militant Black Power movement. Produced by Bonnie Boswell.


Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Accessible
131-40 Fowler Ave.
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Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

On Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, this Recreation Center is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Anticipated Completion: 10/12/2015

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

From Monday, October 5 to Sunday, October 25, all the pools at the Aquatics Center are closed. They will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, October 26. The ice rink is not affected. Also: on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, the facility is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Anticipated Completion: 10/25/2015

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