A civil rights dialogue: The legacy of Whitney Young

Kicking off a year of programming focused on civil rights, the Ford Foundation hosted a special screening of “The Powerbroker,” Bonnie Boswell’s stirring film about Whitney Young’s life and legacy, followed by a dynamic conversation about race, economic equality and ongoing efforts to advance justice for all. An unsung leader of the civil rights era, Whitney M. Young, Jr. led the National Urban League throughout the turbulent 1960s and worked to open the doors of opportunity for everyone.