WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: National Urban League President Marc Morial speaks to the media after leaders of civic organizations and other outside groups met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on November 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The meeting focused on economic concerns, taxes and health care.  (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/Getty Images)

Marc H. Morial

Activist

 

As president of the National Urban League since 2003, Marc H. Morial oversees the largest and oldest community based organization of its kind. Under his stewardship he expanded the Urban League’s empowerment agenda, which has grown to emphasize economic gaps between the races. Before helming the Urban League, Morial served in the Louisiana state senate in 1992 and as Mayor of New Orleans from 1994 to 2002.

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