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'The Powerbroker' behind the civil rights movement

by Take Two

Whitney Young and President Lyndon Johnson, from the PBS documentary, ’ ‘The Powerbroker’ PBS

Whitney Young worked behind the scenes during the civil rights movement to mold many of the policies that broke down racial segregation. Filmmaker Bonnie Boswell had a front row seat to Young's life and career: she was his niece.

Her film, "The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights," premiers tonight on PBS.

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