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WEDU Community Cinema - The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EST)
WEDU's Community Cinema Screens a New Film About
Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement
THE POWERBROKER: WHITNEY YOUNG’S FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
Community Cinema, a national documentary screening series presented locally by WEDU (wedu.org/cinema) and Independent Television Service (ITVS) presents a screening of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights at Pasco-Hernando Community College, Brooksville Campus on Thursday, February 7th at 6:00pm.
Narrated by Alfre Woodard, The Powerbroker is executive produced by Young’s niece, Emmy® Award-winning journalist Bonnie Boswell and produced by Ms. Boswell, her son Taylor Hamilton, and Christine Khalafian.
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. He used these relationships to gain better access to employment, education, housing, and healthcare for African Americans, other minorities, and those in need. His unique position and approach earned him praise, but also scorn from the Black Power movement for being too close to the white establishment. 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.
WHAT: FREE screening of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights and Discussion
WHO: Presented by WEDU, Pasco Hernando Community College and ITVS Community Cinema
WHEN: Thursday, February 7th at 6:00pm
WHERE: Pasco Hernando Community College, Room A-139
11415 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601
WEDU, serving the 16 counties of west central Florida, exists to serve the public good and to aid in the creation of an informed citizenry. Through quality programming using new technologies and community outreach, WEDU fulfills the needs of individuals for education, information, and culture enabling people and communities to connect, to grow, and to lead more fulfilling lives. WEDU educates, informs and enriches lives.
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