The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

co-presented with ITVS Community Cinema

Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated, and controversial, leaders of the civil rights era. The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights 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.

Post-Screening Q&A

Bonnie Boswell (Producer) is an award-winning reporter, producer, commentator, and talk-show host. A graduate of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boswell won a Golden Mike Award for one-hour news special she created for NBC. Boswell has been a news reporter for NBC-TV, Los Angeles, the co-host of a news talk show on the Hallmark Channel and an associate producer for ABC’s 20/20. Boswell is the niece of Whitney Young and the executive producer of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights.


Free! RSVP here. Space is limited. First come first served. Doors open at 7pm. No admittance after 8pm.

About Community Cinema & DCTV Presents

DCTV was thrilled to be selected by Community Cinema as a Producing Partner for the 2012-2013 season, and looks forward to screening more incredible previews of films from PBS’s Independent Lens.

Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and other PBS presentations. Community Cinema is on location in more than 95 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.

DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art. All events are open to the public, and serve super cheap drinks, alcoholic & non!

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