On February 6, 2013, Nine Community Cinema in St. Louis Missouri held a public screening of “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights,” at the Missouri History Museum. Whitney M. Young Jr. was one of the most celebrated — and controversial — leaders of the civil rights era. 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.
Nine Digital Producer, Philip Nations recorded these audience reactions following the film.
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