Movies

The First Rainbow Coalition Film Screening

When: Sat., Jan. 11, 6-9 p.m. 2020

In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party - notably led by the charismatic Fred Hampton - began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city - including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the working-class young southern whites of the Young Patriots. Finding common ground, these disparate groups banded together in one of the most segregated cities in postwar America to collectively confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, calling themselves the Rainbow Coalition.

Price: Free