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:
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: