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The Powerbroker: Whitney Young and the Fight for Civil Rights
Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated - and controversial - leaders of the civil rights era. This film 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.
Watch Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6pm on WMHT WORLD