THE POWERBROKER: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights
Air Date: 
Tuesday, Feb 19th - 7:00pm
Episode Title: 
The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

Free Screening at TTU's Backdoor Playhouse: WCTE's Community Cinema film for February is "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. In “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights,” follow his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, Young took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. He 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.

For more information about future screenings and times, please visit WCTE's Community Cinema page. 


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