Reflecting on The Movement and the State of Black America | Damon Young, Hugh Price, Benjamin Crump, Marc Morial, Jason Towns, Angela Yee, Vie Kaufman

This week strayed from our usual format to talk with key people in the Urban League Movement and fight for economic parity and social justice. We’ve asked our guests to share their personal accounts and reflection of their time in the civil rights and Urban League Movement, as well as their take on the State of Black America. Our guests are Damon Young (Very Smart Brothas), Hugh Price (Aspen Institute), Benjamin Crump (Civil Rights Attorney), Marc H. Morial (National Urban League), Jason Towns (Venture Capitalist), Angela Yee (The Breakfast Club), and Vie Kaufman (Urban League Historian).
Mentioned in This Episode: Reflecting on the history of the Urban League Movement and the State of Black America Chronicling The Movement from the 60s until now Hugh Price, former president of the National Urban League (1994-2003), Aspen Institute Commissioner, and author of This African American Life Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former Mayor of New Orleans Vie Kaufman, National Urban League Historian (1972- present) Black Lives Matter and technology has helped to progress and curtail abuses in police abuse The debate around affirmative action in the 90s The importance of continuing to put pressure on government to move the needle There’s no entitlement to exist. You must adapt and progress Urban League helped people that were a part of the great migration to get into the mainstream Urban League opened the doors to nontraditional jobs for women What is the response when people say the Urban League is a middle class organization? Corporations recruiting at HBCUs was a pioneering effort of the Urban League in 1950s How important is it that the civil rights community work together? Vision for the future of the Urban League and The Movement Reframing and rebranding the Urban League Early days of the Urban League’s fight for police reform Embrace the digital age and world Me Too Movement The power of African American women Finding housing and jobs for people through Urban League programs How civil rights organizations play together and false narratives about how groups work together There’s no tension between legacy organizations and Black Lives Matter. Don’t believe the hype Bring the Movement to Washington Race relations in America Are you in the fight? Voter education Our job as civil right advocates is work our way out of a job Young Professionals National Urban League Guild Chocolate City by Dr. Derek Musgrove Vernon Jordan John Jacobs Whitney M. Young Ed Lewis, Essence Magazine Rev. Al Sharpton organizing President Bill Clinton on police violence Rev. Jesse Jackson Johnny Cochran Janet Reno Former White House Counsel Charles Ruff Dick Gregory Former Congressman John Conyers Former Attorney General Eric Holder Bill O'Reilly Historically Black Colleges and Universities Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Leadership Conference for NAACP Defense Fund League of Women Voters
National Council on LaRaza
Anti-defamation League Democratic Convention in 1984 Anti-apartheid Movement Justice Thurgood Marshall last case Howard University School of Communications
Freedman Hospital Tuskegee University
Amherst College
University of Pennsylvania
Georgetown University School of Law
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