This Day in Black History- National Urban League Founded

This date marks the founding of the National Urban League (NUL) in 1911. The National Urban League is a nonprofit social service and civil rights organization with headquarters in New York City.

The National Urban League grew out of the 19th century Black Migrations. When the U.S. Supreme Court declared its approval of segregation in the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson, what had been a trickle of African-Americans northward turned into a flood. At that time, in the degree of difference between South and North lay opportunity that African-Americans clearly understood. But to capitalize on that opportunity, they would need help. That was the reason the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes was established on September 29, 1910 in New York City.

Read more about the NUL here.