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Independent Lens | Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights | Trailer | PBS

Duration: 01:57
Program: Independent Lens #1408
Broadcast Date: Feb. 11, 2013

Premiering February 11, 2013 on Independent Lens. Check local listings: www.pbs.org 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. Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org

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Post Date: February 15, 2013