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The powerbroker : Whitney Young's fight for civil rights

Author: Bonnie B BoswellChristine KhalafianTaylor HamiltonAlfre WoodardBlue Gate Entertainment (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2013]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Powerbroker tells the story of Whitney Young, who biographer Nancy Weiss Malkiel called 'the inside man of the black revolution.' A social worker who became the executive director of the National Urban League from 1961 to his death in 1971, he was denigrated by black power advocates, but by challenging America's business and political communities directly, Young was able to make in-roads where other civil  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Whitney M Young; Whitney M Young
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie B Boswell; Christine Khalafian; Taylor Hamilton; Alfre Woodard; Blue Gate Entertainment (Firm); PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608838882 1608838889
OCLC Number: 830556764
Language Note: Optional captions in English for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Credits: Editor, Christine Khalafian ; original music, Didier Leplae and Joe Wong ; associate director, Kristin Lesko.
Performer(s): Narrator: Alfre Woodard.
Event notes: Originally broadcast, Feb. 18, 2013, on PBS.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen, 5.1 Surround.
Contents: Introduction --
Corporate section --
March on washington --
Lincoln Institute --
WWII --
LBJ --
Black power --
Vietnam --
After King's death --
Nixon --
Death and epilogue.
Other Titles: Whitney Young's fight for civil rights
Power broker
Independent lens (Television program)
Responsibility: Bluegate ; executive producer, Bonnie Boswell ; directed by Christine Khalafian, Taylor Hamilton ; written and produced by Bonnie Boswell, Christine Khalafian, Taylor Hamilton.

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The Powerbroker tells the story of Whitney Young, who biographer Nancy Weiss Malkiel called 'the inside man of the black revolution.' A social worker who became the executive director of the National Urban League from 1961 to his death in 1971, he was denigrated by black power advocates, but by challenging America's business and political communities directly, Young was able to make in-roads where other civil rights leader could not.

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