Urban League Speaks Out On Civil Rights Issues
August 9, 2010 at 3:24 PM (PT)
THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE recently held its Centennial Conference in WASHINGTON DC. AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORKS (AURN) BRIAN COOK interviewed the three living presidents of the famous civil rights group. They include MARC MORIAL, the current President, along with HUGH PRICE, who was President from 1994-2003 and JOHN JACOB, who served as President from 1982-1994.
When asked what they would like the history books to say about them 100 years from today, HUGH PRICE said, “I would like them to say that the URBAN LEAGUE movement at the grassroots level and at the national level closed the achievement gap, closed the wealth gap, closed the employment gap and that all the vital statistics of our well-being have now matched society at large.” JOHN JACOB added, “I’m sure that when GEORGE HAYNES and RUTH STANDISH BALDWIN formed this organization when we were defined as three-fifth of a person and when you look at MARC’s equality index, that tells us today that we are about 72%. So we moved from three-fifths of a person to three-fourths of a person. The next leg is to get us at parody with our counterparts in the broader community.”
Current Pres. MARC MORIAL’s only response after he listened to the answers from the past presidents was, “Amen.”