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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Location

Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center in Herbert Von King Park Accessible
670 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Arts, Culture, and Fun

Contact Number

(718) 622-2082

Contact Email

deborah.grant@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Film, Black History Month

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