Reunion Gala

56th Annual Frederick Douglass Awards


The New York Urban League,
Board of Directors and the Gala Co-Chairs cordially invite you to the Frederick Douglass Reunion Gala

The New York Urban League will celebrate its Centennial and the 56th Annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner Gala, June 2, 2022. During our celebration, we acknowledge 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.

Together we will create a brighter future for generations to come.


2022 Frederick Douglass Award Honorees

The Frederick Douglass and Ann Kheel Awards
are bestowed upon individuals and organizations that reflect the mission of the
League, and their support and activism make all the difference.

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Rashida Jones

President, MSNBC

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Phylicia Rashad

Tony Award-winning Actress
& Civil Rights Advocate


James Rhee

Acclaimed Impact Leader

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Joi Brown

Founder & CEO, Culture Creators

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Gala Host

Symone Saunders, MSMBC Host


Event Details

Time & Location

Jun 02, 6:00 PM

Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Reception: 6:30 PM | Dinner & Program: 7:30 PM | Dessert Party

Attire: Black tie

NYUL will comply with city and state covid protocol.


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