Racial Equity Resource Guide


National Urban League

Established in 1910, the Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its more than 100 local affiliates in 35 states and the District of Columbia that provide direct services to more than two million people nationwide through programs, advocacy and research. The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

It employs a five-point strategy, tailored to local needs, in order to implement its mission:

  • Education and Youth Empowerment;
  • Economic Empowerment;
  • Health and Quality of Life Empowerment;
  • Civic Engagement and Leadership Empowerment; and
  • Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment.

Related Resources

State of Black America, 39th Edition

The State of Black America is the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication which has become one of the most highly anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, education, health social justice and civic engagement.

Tagged with: Research for Action, Racial Healing, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Education, Advocacy & Organizing, Articles, Select Papers / Booklets

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