- 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.