Atlanta Urban League Papers

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Title:Atlanta Urban League papers

The Atlanta Urban League (AUL) was established in 1920 as an affiliate of the National Urban League. The AUL served as an organization dedicated to addressing the social and economic concerns of African Americans in the city of Atlanta. The AUL worked to address housing discrimination, inadequate unemployment, improve health services, and promote voting rights. The digitized collection focuses on the leadership of Grace Towns Hamilton, executive director of AUL from 1943-1961. Under her leadership the AUL waged intensive campaigns for advancement of education, health care, housing, and voting rights for African Americans. The AUL worked with the League of Women Voters, the National Council of Women, the Southern Regional Council, and more to promote the enfranchisement of Black women and voter education.

Types:newsletters | black-and-white photographs | administrative records | booklets | books | brochures | correspondence | fliers (printed matter) | StillImage | Text
Subjects:African American children | African American women | African Americans--Civil Rights | African Americans--Politics and government | Atlanta Urban League | Women's rights | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871 | United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075 | United States, Georgia, DeKalb County, Decatur, 33.7737582, -84.296069 | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489924, -84.3902644 | United States, Virginia, Norfolk, 36.8468146, -76.2852183
Institution:Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Contributors:Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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