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June 2, 2022


141 WEST 54th ST

NEW YORK, NY 10019

Photography 📸 by Margot Jordan

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The New York Urban League celebrated its 

56th Annual Frederick Douglass Reunion Gala on June 2, 2022.

The New York Urban League Gala is a signature moment each year to help raise funds to support new and expanded programming and community services to further the League’s mission. The flagship affiliate of the National Urban League, the NYUL is one of New York’s oldest civil rights organizations. Founded in 1919 to provide opportunities for Blacks migrating from the rural south to New York City, NYUL has helped workers and families gain access to jobs, schools, and opportunity. NYUL has opened the ranks of many industries to Black workers and helped thousands of African American students become first generation college students. Through direct service delivery, advocacy, referrals, community capacity building, information dissemination and technical assistance, the League accomplishes its mission to help people face and overcome barriers to full participation in American society.

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Frederick Douglass Gala 2022: Text
Frederick Douglass Gala 2022: Video
Frederick Douglass Gala 2022: Text


New York’s highest ranking elected officials in Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Mayor Eric Adams all provided remarks at the event. Symone Sander, former national press secretary for Bernie Sanders, Senior Advisor, Chief Spokesperson to the Vice President of the United States, and now MSNBC Host, was a gracious and warm emcee who wove the reunion theme into the evening. The event Co-Chair Wendy and Doug Eisenberg provided lead support through A&E Real Estate with UBER and Diageo.

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During our celebration, we acknowledged esteemed honorees that have a steadfast commitment, dedication, and influence that have led the charge for advancing the rights of generations of underserved African Americans and salute their seminal work elevating communities. Proceeds from the centennial dinner support programs and services that fuel our abilities to Empower Communities and Change Lives. develop new policies, and empower our fellow citizens. And because of your contributions and support, we were able to raise over $800,000 for the event.

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