“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Detroit Urban League

Detroit Urban League Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
1. Detroit Urban League Marker
Inscription.  The Detroit Urban League began in 1916 with Forrester B. Washington as executive director, and Henry G. Stevens as president. The organization’s initial purpose was the improvement of the social, moral, and material status of the large number of blacks who migrated to the city during and directly after World War I. Its objectives expanded considerably under the leadership of John C. Dancy, executive director from 1918-60. The league has responded flexibly to ever changing contemporary problems. Seeking employment and housing opportunities for blacks, this institution has also offered a variety of social services including health care and recreational facilities. Responding to a maturing city, and its circumstances, the Detroit Urban League continues to serve Detroit’s black community.
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0443.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Detroit Urban League Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
2. Detroit Urban League Marker
The Detroit Urban League is headquartered in the Albert Kahn House seen here. This was added to National Register of Historic Places on October 18, 1972.
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42° 20.899′ N, 83° 3.33′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Mack Avenue and John R Street, on the right when traveling east on Mack Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Mack Ave, Detroit MI 48201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alpha House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Recreation Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orchestra Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Detroit Medical College (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Academy of Pediatrics (approx. ¼ mile away); Greater Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Friendship Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Brewster Homes (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 10, 2022