MADISON (WKOW) — National Urban League President Marc H. Morial will visit Madison on Friday, Oct. 12 to speak at the Urban League of Greater Madison’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Morial has had a distinguished career and is one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the nation.
He was mayor in New Orleans where he is noted for eliminating corruption, growing the city’s tourist and convention sector, reducing crime rates and more, according to an Urban League news release.
As president and CEO of the National Urban League since 2003, he has expanded the league’s work around an empowerment agenda with a renewed emphasis on closing the economic gaps between whites and blacks.
Morial will attend a small meet-and-greet with local Urban League staff and community leaders on Friday, after which he will speak at the Urban League’s 50th Anniversary Celebration & Urban Cabaret on Friday evening.
He will also visit the Milwaukee and Racine Urban League affiliates on Saturday, where he is also scheduled to meet with a number of key elected officials and community leaders.