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THE POWERBROKER: WHITNEY YOUNG'S FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
Mon 2/25th at 7p.m.
Tickets: Free, and open to the public. It's followed by a panel discussion.
This film is part of WXXI's African American Educational Awareness Film Series, now in its 5th year. The series is made possible with support from our sponsors: Pothos Productions, Freedom Trail Commission, WHTK-1280AM What’s Goin on with Brown & Allen, The Community Place of Greater Rochester and Threshold CAPP.
Synopsis: By challenging America's business and political communities directly, Whitney Young was able to make in-roads where other civil rights leader could not. His efforts to open the doors of equal opportunity were often attacked by the very people he was trying to help. The Powerbroker chronicles the public and private trials of a man navigating a divided society in an explosive time.