Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky
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Urban League

Established in New York in 1911, during a great wave of African-American migration to that city from the South, the Urban League was founded to empower blacks to enter the economic and social mainstream. After Whitney Young Jr., a Kentuckian, became executive director in 1961, the league became an active participant in the civil rights struggle. Louisville and Lexington have chapters.

For more information about the organization, visit the National Urban League web site.

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