East TN PBS presents The First Rainbow CoalitionFREE
- Tickets Thu, January 2, 2020 @ Paramount Bristol Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
By Ray Santisteban
Approximate Run Time: 56 minutes
The First Rainbow Coalition charts the history and enduring legacy of a groundbreaking multi-ethnic coalition that rocked Chicago in the 1960s.
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.