The National Urban League was founded in 1910, and it remains one of the oldest social service, research, and advocacy organizations in the United States. The Chicago League branch was created in 1916 to address the needs of the African American community throughout the Windy City. Over the past century, the League has worked on issues like affordable housing, racial injustice, and police brutality. This engaging photo collection from the University of Illinois at Chicago contains over 250 photographs from the organization's archives. The images here include photographs of League activities like alley cleanups and rallies, prominent League leaders, and guests of the League, such as Le Roi Jones (Amiri Baraka) and Vernon Jordan. The collection provides some nice documentation of the organization's work, along with visual insights into Chicago's recent history.
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