Urban League of Portland Equal Opportunity Day Dinner

Urban League of Portland Display Board

Since 1945 the Urban League of Portland (ULPDX) has advocated for, served and empowered African Americans and other Oregonians to create an equitable place to work and live. The organization provides various community services like the Multicultural Senior Center, educational services like the Whitney Young Jr Learning Center, and job placement services via career fairs and trainings…and these are just a few of the social and civil rights services the “empowerment organization” provides.

~ Find out more on the Urban League of Portland Website

Last night the OMA attended the annual Urban League of Portland Equal Opportunity Day Dinner and we created a display for the occasion!

Here are a few close up pictures:

Photo of a 1952 Display Board on Our Display Board 

The Original January 1945 Meeting Minutes and Photos Depicting the Urban League’s Social, Civic & Educational Services Photos of ULPDX greats: DeNorval Unthank, Edwin Berry, and Freddye Petett

The OMA acquired the Urban League records several years ago and we are working hard to make as much of this collection available online so that more people can access the amazing materials…

  • Just over 480 photographs have been digitzed so far via the OMA Digital Collection, quick link “Urban League of Portland”
  • Dozens of textual documents, including the organization’s Meeting Minutes, can be found on OSU’s institutional repository ScholarsArchive

Of course not everything is available online yet but you can find out more on the Urban League of Portland Online Collection

The Equal Opportunity Day Dinner was a great event – we are so glad that we were able to attend and look forward to more Urban League events!

Until then, here are some pictures of the event itself and the event program:

Reception area with the display board in the background

The Dinner in the Oregon Convention Center Ballroom

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