Free Screening - The Powerbroker | SF Public Library

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Community Cinema SF presents:

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

Tuesday February 19  |  5:30pm

San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Koret Auditorium

100 Larkin Street  |  Civic Center BART


Celebrate Black History Month and the legacy of a profound figure of the Civil Rights Movement: Whitney Young. We're screening The Powerbroker

 The Powerbroker tells the story of Whitney Young, "the inside man of the black revolution." By challenging America's business and political communities directly, Young was able to make in-roads where other civil rights leaders couldn't. His efforts to open the doors of equal opportunity were often attacked by the very people he was trying to help. The Powerbroker chronicles the public and private trials of a man navigating a divided society in an explosive time.

Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. He was the man working behind the scenes, shaking the right hands, making the right deals, and opening the doors of opportunity for all Americans.

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Listen to his story. Share your own. Celebrate the rich history of social movements in the Bay Area.  

Featuring one of the film's Directors!

Come share in a special community discussion led by:


Taylor Hamilton

Co-Director, Producer, Associate Editor, The Powerbroker

Chude Allen

Civil Rights and Women's Movement veteran, Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement


Milton Reynolds

Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves


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