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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.

Location

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

Free  

Event Organizer

Queens Recreation

Contact Number

(718) 353-7853

Categories

Film, Black History Month

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

From September 5 - 30, the swimming pool at this center is closed for annual maintenance. All swim programs and open hours are therefore cancelled during this time period. The ice rink will remain open for regular operations.
Anticipated Completion: 09/30/2017

PlaygroundsPlayground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.


MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

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