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Film Screening: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights

Film Screening:

The Powerbroker, Whitney Young’s Fight For Civil Rights

When: February 28, 6:30 pm

Where: PhillyCAM (699 Ranstead Street)

ITVS Community Cinema, in partnership with WHYY, PhillyCAM and ReelBlack, will be presenting a free screening of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight For Civil Rights on 6:30pm  on February 28 at PhillyCAM (699 Ranstead Street). The film tells the story of a national civil rights leader, Whitney Young, whose story is shared less often than other civil rights leaders.This event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. Please click RSVP to reserve your seat.

About the Film

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.