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The Chicago Urban League was organized in 1916 to deal with the problems arising from the migration of African Americans from southern rural areas to urban areas in the North. The League attempted to mediate during the race riots of 1919. In the 1920's it encouraged the formation of neighborhood clubs to promote community improvement and better housing conditions. In the 1930's, it set up relief programs and soup kitchens to aid unemployed blacks. Throughout its existence, the Chicago Urban Leag...
In October 1883 Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) and Hubert Bland (1855-1914) decided to form a socialist debating group with their Quaker friend Edward Pease (1857-1955). They were also joined by Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) and Frank Podmore (1856-1910). In January 1884 they decided to call themselves the Fabian Society. Hubert Bland chaired the first meeting and was elected treasurer. By March 1884 the group had twenty members. However, over the next couple of years the group increased in size and incl...
Leader of Chicago Ethical Society, 1913-1940; journalist and author on the subject of ethics. From the description of Papers, 1931-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155488799 ...