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Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League will be in Rochester on March 29 as a guest of the Urban League of Rochester.

He joins Connections to talk about race in America and the Urban League's efforts to engage presidential candidates.

Fifty years ago the Urban League was born out of the tragic Rochester Riots. Now the League is celebrating their anniversary and honoring one of their former presidents and former Rochester mayor, Bill Johnson.

Bill Johnson was president of the league for over twenty years. During that time he established the Salute to Black Scholars program and the Urban League Economic Development Corporation. Both are still running today.

Johnson says he's proud to be associated with the Urban League.

The Urban League of Rochester is celebrating 50 years. Their work includes some tough conversations, particularly in light of the Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice cases last year. We'll talk about #blacklivesmatter, race relations, and more with our guests in studio:

  • Bill Johnson, past president of the Urban League of Rochester
  • Bill Clark, current Urban League of Rochester president