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Chicago Urban League’s ‘Powerbrokers’ screening at DuSable Museum

Whitney M. Young and his niece, filmmaker Bonnie Boswell

Whitney M. Young’s legacy was quietly shelved, until now.

Chicago educators, television executives, community leaders and students packed the DuSable Museum for the Chicago Urban League’s free screening of The Powerbroker: Whitney M. Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. Young earned a Master’s degree of Social Work at the University of Minnesota, was dean of the School of Social Work at Atlanta University and later became president of the Georgia branch of the NAACP. In 1960, Young became the executive director of the National Urban League.

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