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December 19, 2012

Community Cinema – The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights

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When: Back to Calendar January 27, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street Northwest
Washington,DC 20036
USA
Contact: WHUT
202-806-3200
info@whut.org

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights

by Bonnie Boswell

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.






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