• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Monday, November 18, 2019

"First Rainbow Coalition" film showing in the Central Library Auditorium on Dec. 3

In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form a multi-ethnic coalition with the Young Lords Organization and the Young Patriots. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created an organizing model for future activists and politicians.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

This movie is part of the RiverRun Indie Lens Pop-Up series of documentaries, shown in partnership with the Forsyth County Public Library.

Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Central Library Auditorium.

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