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Title 'A Dream Deferred - the story of Pruitt-Igoe's conditions'
Reference WUA/06/wua00368 Series 6, Box 1, Folder 63. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis
Library University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries
Collection Name Urban League of St. Louis Records
Collection Overview The Urban League of St. Louis was organized in June of 1918, in response to the East St. Louis race riots of 1917, and has been affiliated with the National Urban League since 1937. The major objectives of the Urban League were to improve the socio-economic and cultural conditions of African Americans and to bring about better understanding and cooperation between black and white citizens. Since the Urban League was a professional social welfare agency concerned primarily with improving the living standard of African-American citizens in St. Louis, there was a natural tendency for the community to look to the League for any and all services required.
Series Description These Urban League of St. Louis records come from the office of Alvin Wesley, Deputy Director of the St. Louis Urban League, and cover the period 1967-1969.
Date 8-29 Mar 1968
Document Type Report
Theme(s) Organisations, Associations and Societies; Health, Welfare and Housing
Keywords public housing projects, urban decay, poverty, youth, health, violence, urban renewal, police, government, public welfare, crime, church, family, leisure, community organisations
Places St. Louis, Missouri
Organisations/Associations Urban League of St. Louis
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