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The First Rainbow Coalition

  •   Ray Santisteban
  •   United States
  •   City & State, Documentary

Synopsis

Chicago 1969: Activists from the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and Young Patriots united African Americans, Latinos, and poor whites to confront police brutality and unfair housing practices in one of America’s most segregated cities. A timely story of collective action, The First Rainbow Coalition tells this little-known chronicle of political struggle with insight and urgency using archival footage and interviews with those who lived it.


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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Ray Santisteban; Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez (Young Lords) and Hy Thurman (Young Patriots); and Henry "Poison" Gaddis and Kathleen Cleaver (Black Panther Party)

Event Information

Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:45pm

  •   56 minutes
LOCATION
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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