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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 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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Community Cinema is a public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens. Community Cinema is on location in more than 90 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

Details

Date: February 10 2013—February 12 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free

Directed By: Jon Shenk
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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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