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Arizona sun. [volume] (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1942-196?, April 22, 1960, National Urban Leagues Fiftieth Anniversary, Image 14

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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.
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...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
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National Urban League Headquarters Cover pheto> Roy DeCarava
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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
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
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.
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.

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