THE POWERBROKER Screening
A Community Cinema Event
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW at V Street, Washington, D.C. 20009
'The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights' tells the story of Whitney Young, Jr., the civil rights champion who negotiated with top leaders of industry and government to create greater opportunities for minorities.
During the 1960s, as the executive director of the National Urban League, Young was one of the few African Americans who had the ears of those who controlled the levers of power: Fortune 500 CEOs, governors, senators, and presidents. While he is less known today than other leaders of the era because of the behind-the-scenes nature of his work, Young's legacy and influence are still felt profoundly.
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