National Urban League and NYC Tenants (1911)

The National Urban League began in 1911 after merging with other organizations aiming to secure and defend the economic rights of Black Americans. The organization continues to operate to this day, and its mission is to “enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.” While its headquarters are in NYC, the National Urban League has over a hundred chapters across the United States. One of their main objectives in the 1900s was to help Black Americans migrating from rural areas to urban centers, like NYC, adapt to life and thrive economically by securing housing and jobs.


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