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Urban League celebrates 50 years in Madison

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the Urban League's movement in the greater Madison community.  
    To celebrate, the organization hosted a special program and assembled past and present Urban League leaders spanning five decades to reflect on its history and discuss plans for the organization's future.
    That includes the Urban League's 1,500 jobs, 1,500 families pledge.
    "The Urban League means a whole lot to the community because sometimes we're the last resort for individuals in the community. Every day we get to help somebody with some aspect of their lives," said president Ruben Anthony.
    The organization is planning several events throughout 2018, including its Diversity & Economic Development Summit and Unity Picnic.  
    The group plans to culminate its 50th anniversary year with a cabaret on October 12.  

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