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Leaders attend then MWUL Lions and Legends Annual Event at the Riverfront

Leaders in business, community and civil rights were honored for their tireless commitment to Delaware on Thursday, May 19th in Wilmington.

They were recognized during the fourth annual Lions and Legends event held by the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League. Hundreds, including local and state politicians, business leaders and community organizers, attended the event at the Center on the Riverfront. The theme was "Voice of Equity."

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Our History
Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its local affiliates. There are over 100 local affiliates of the National Urban League located in 35 states and the District of Columbia providing direct services to more than 2 million people nationwide through programs, advocacy and research.


The Delaware-based affiliate of the National Urban League was founded when civil rights veteran, James H. Gilliam, Sr. prompted Wilmington Mayor James H. Sills to start the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League in 1999.

The MWUL envisions a community where people, from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences, contribute to and benefit from an alliance that is committed to action-oriented public policy research, and principled advocacy.

The MWUL is the Voice of Equity for those in Delaware who would otherwise not be heard.

The MWUL seeks to address the problems of equality and fairness by assuring that those who influence change represent the broader community and understand the economic and social realities facing people of color.

Our Values

The MWUL believes that every child should have access to a quality education, and every family should have access to some level of wealth.

The MWUL believes that equal access is an opportunity that should be afforded to every citizen.

The MWUL believes in principled advocacy and operates under the premise of inclusiveness.

The MWUL believes that multiracial coalitions advance the interest of people of color, particularly in the areas of education, economic development and research/partnership development.

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