In celebration of Black History Month 2018, Radio One Detroit is highlighting Detroit landmarks that have had an impact on black history!

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Detroit Urban League

Detroit Urban League

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The National Urban League began in 1910 and has many affiliates including one in Detroit. The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1916, aims to help African-Americans and other people of color to reach their fullest potential.

Since beginning in 1916, it made sure to help advance the lives of African-American people. In the early years, the League assisted migrants of the south with various resources such as information on housing, education, and employment.

Today, The League has a staff of over 40 people and helps over 60,000 people a year. They help to provide equal opportunities for all individuals, build healthy communities, advocate for children’s education, and create overall educated and empowered people.

The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan serves out of two offices in Detroit and offers many programs for people in Detroit.

More information can be found on The Urban League’s site at

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