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INDEPENDENT LENS : The First Rainbow Coalition

Monday, January 27, 2020, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

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INLE 2107 Ep Main

Notable community groups in 1960s Chicago bridge race and ethnicity to form a surprising alliance.

  • Airdate(s): 1/26/2020, 5:00 - 6:00 PM ET
  • INLE #: 2107
  • Original Broadcast: 1/27/2020

Episode Description

In 1969, Chicago community-based groups formed alliances across lines of race and ethnicity to confront issues like police brutality and substandard housing. Hear the movement's little-known story through archival footage and interviews with members.


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  • "The First Rainbow Coalition" Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS Monday, January 27, 2020 on PBS and PBS.org

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