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Arizona sun. [volume], April 22, 1960, National Urban Leagues Fiftieth Anniversary, Image 14
Arizona sun. [volume] (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1942-196?
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KB DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER President of the United States It is a pleasure to join in the observ ance of the fiftieth anniversary of the National Urban League. Our Nation was founded on the con cept of liberty and justice for all its citizens. Steady progress has been made in applying this concept in the daily life of America but the need for further work and vigilance remains. To strengthen the individual and the general welfare of our people we must continue to advance our traditions of equal opportunity regardless of race, religion, or national origin. Moreover, the progress we make in this field of human rights is closely watched by our neighbors abroad. They look upon it as one measure of success of our form of government. As the National Urban League champions the cause of equal oppor tunity, it renders a splendid service to our people and to the hope of freedom around the world. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER £ jjL ...A SOCIAL AGENCY working for Negroes in the areas jR&S' V " of increased job Opportunities, improved housing in urban centers, adequate health and welfare services, proper . zar/rr /aidant* y'lnth. ff'oapi National Urban League Headquarters Cover pheto> Roy DeCarava 14 Eost 48th St., New York 17, N. Y. MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENTS ■WP fm ; \ ‘ Sv- 0 & r& \ I ■ | WILLIAM 0. WALKER President of the National Newspaper ( Publishers Assodation The issuance of a special supplement through the Negro press as part of the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the National Urban League, represents a new idea in cooperation for racial advancement. The National Urban League repre sents the determination of the Negro to attain the right to full consideration for employment on the basis of quali fication and experience. The Negro press is the link of com munication between the League’s pro gram and the great masses it seeks to serve. These two agencies, through coop erative effort and joint action, can be the means of accelerating the emer gence of the Negro as a factor in the industrial and economic might of America. It is therefore the duty of Americans from all walks of life to provide the support necessary for their continued progress. WILLIAM 0. WALKER 4^HHI THEODORE W. KHEEL President of the National Urban League We are deeply grateful to the Negro press of the Nation for letting us bring this section on the Urban League to you. We also extend our gratitude to the anonymous donor who made the production of this section possible. Throughout its 50-year history the Urban League has merited the support of Americans from all walks of life. Without this support, of course, the League’s work of increasing oppor tunities for Negro Americans would not have been possible. The League in its daily work not only confers with those directly need ing assistance; its representatives also sit at the tables of ranking leaders in government, labor, management, civic and fraternal life. By penetrating these groups—which have such power in our highly organ ized twentieth century America—the League has built up the strength nec essary to do the job ahead. THEODORE W. KHEEL