Monday, February 18, 2013

Between a lot of rocks and a very hard place...

Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Whitney M. Young Jr. was one of the most celebrated -- and controversial -- leaders of the civil rights era. This documentary follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. 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. INDEPENDENT LENS:
THE POWERBROKER...WHITNEY YOUNG'S FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS...9pm

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