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The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights

Community Cinema Vashon’s free monthly screenings and moderated discussions of documentaries from the Emmy Award winning PBS film series Independent Lens is presented with generous support from Voice of Vashon, Island GreenTech, and the Vashon Theatre.
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.
Mark your calendars for March 26th and join in the Community Cinema Vashon screening of "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines", 6pm at the Vashon Theatre.
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