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Unlikely Allies | First Rainbow Coalition

Clip: Season 21 Episode 7 | 2m 20s Video has closed captioning.

In this excerpt from The First Rainbow Coalition, be a fly on the wall at a first meeting in Chicago in the 1960s, between three wholly different activist groups -- Black Panthers, led by the charismatic Bobby Lee, Latino group the Young Lords Organization, and the Southern whites of the Young Patriots -- all surprised to discover the common ground, and common foes, they share.

Aired: 01/27/20

Rating: NR

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