National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Detroit Urban League Papers

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Boys in front of bus at Green Pastures Camp, c. 1931. Courtesy Urban League records, University of Michigan


(Microfilm edition)

University of Michigan

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The National Urban League was formed to assist African Americans moving from the rural south to adjust to life in the large urban centers of the north. These early records (1916-1950) of a branch of the National Urban League reflect the development of the African-American community in Detroit.

35 reels, 27-page guide


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