Whitney Young's journey from segregated Kentucky to the national campaign for equal rights.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 7pm – 8pm iCal
Elm & Cannell Avenues, Room 111, Academic Classroom Building, Colorado Mesa University
Each month between September and June, the Rocky Mountain PBS Community Cinema presents free documentary films from the Emmy Award winning PBS series Independent Lens. "The Powerbroker follows Whitney Young's journey from segregated Kentucky to the national campaign for equal rights. During the turbulent 60s, he was a diplomat between those in power and those striving for change. 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. This complex tale explores the public and private trials of the man at the center of the storm. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception at 6:30pm with a community discussion regarding the issues presented in the film following the screening.