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Pittsburgh and the Urban League Movement: A Century of Social Service and Activism

Joe William Trotter


During the Great Migration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, became a mecca for African Americans seeking better job opportunities, wages, and living conditions. The city's thriving economy and vibrant social and cultural scenes inspired dreams of prosperity and a new start, but this urban haven was not free of discrimination and despair. In the face of injustice, activists formed the Urban League of Pittsburgh (ULP) in 1918 to combat prejudice and support the city's growing African American population. In this broad-ranging history, Joe William Trotter Jr. uses this noteworthy branch of the National ... More

Keywords: Urban League Movement, Urban League of Pittsburgh, Race Relations, Labor Relations, Civil Rights, Vocational Training, Public Housing, Urban Renewal, Black Power, War on Poverty, Desegregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813179919
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joe William Trotter, author
Carnegie Mellon University