Group readies to restore Tampa’s Urban League chapter


September 18, 2018 - 

Maybe the second time around will be sweeter for the Tampa-Hillsborough Urban League.

At least, that’s the goal of a sponsoring committee that has quietly laid the foundation for the civil rights organization’s return. Founded in 1922, the local affiliate of the New York City-based National Urban League was crippled by financial woes related to the renovations of its offices, a historic West Tampa building, before disbanding in 2006.

Whispers of its return began almost immediately, as did talk of putting the Tampa affiliate under the auspices of the thriving Pinellas County Urban League. But it didn’t near fruition until earlier this summer when a group from the national headquarters visited the area and listened to an assessment that made the case for reviving the affiliate in Tampa, said businessman Stanley Gray. Click here to read the full article

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