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The Powerbroker

  • Aired: 02/18/2013
  • 55:25
  • Expires: 03/05/2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated-and controversial-leaders of the civil rights era. The Powerbroker 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.
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