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The First Rainbow Coalition

East TN PBS presents The First Rainbow Coalition

  • 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.

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