The Powerbroker: A Conversation with Filmmaker Bonnie Boswell

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Welcome

Welcome to this lunchtime screening of "The Powerbroker".

Joining us is very special guest, Bonnie Boswell, Executive Producer and Director of The Powerbroker, who will be available live to answer your questions.

Video Description

The Powerbroker

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.

Duration: 55min 25sec

Moderator

  • Elizabeth Sosa Bailey

    Elizabeth heads up community engagement and outreach for Houston Public Media stations - HoustonPBS, KUHF News 88.7 & Classical 91.7.

Panelists

  • Bonnie Boswell

    Bonnie Boswell Hamilton is an award-winning reporter, producer, commentator and talk show host. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Bluegate, LLC, the Program Director of the Whitney Young Film and Leadership Program and the Executive Producer of “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights.”

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