The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People bid Hugh Price, the president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League for the past eight years, a fond farewell upon receiving news of his planned resignation. Price will leave the Urban League next April.
Kweisi Mfume, NAACP President and CEO said, Hugh Price has been a stalwart soldier in the fight for freedom and justice, leading the Urban League to great social service and civil rights triumphs during his tenure. He is and will remain a friend. Although I wish him the very best in his new endeavors, I will truly miss his presence, his patience and his persona. His honest integrity serves as a model for all people.
Price, 60, is credited with creating national grass roots programs aimed at stimulating academic achievement among Black youths. A graduate of Yale Law School, Price worked as an attorney in Connecticut, was a member of the editorial board of The New York Times and was senior vice president of WNET, the nations largest public television station, before joining the Urban League in 1994.
The National Urban League, based in New York, was founded in 1910. It is one of the nations oldest and largest social service and civil rights organizations
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