New York: The New York Urban League, 1968. Folder (9 x 12 in.) containing sheets of photocopied, offset printed, or mimeograph paper. Very good. Item-level inventory available upon request. Item #6093
The press kit and guest list for the Third Annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner, held on Thursday May 2, 1968 at the Imperial Ballroom of the Americana Hotel and featuring a performance by Nina Simone and a poetry reading by Victor Hernandez Cruz.
The celebratory dinner continues every year to the present day, commemorating contributions by individuals and organizations that reflect the spirit of Frederick Douglass in advancements in culture, education, and entertainment. The New York Urban League serves disadvantaged New Yorkers through community programs, educational initiatives, and scholarships, and the annual black tie affair acts as a fundraiser for their work.
This press kit folder includes biographical and professional information on award winners and honorees for the event, a letter from the White House acknowledging the event, a press release, scripts for announcing award winners, a program for the event, and an Urban League promotional booklet. Also included in this gathering is a stapled guest list including sponsors, partners, and donors who worked on the event. Awards for the third annual dinner were presented to Willard Wirtz, Robert J. Mangum, Stephen and Audrey Currier, and Right Reverend Monsignor Gregory Lawrence Mooney. The dinner included a performance by Nina Simone, a poetry reading by Victor Hernandez Cruz, and presentations from Urban League members.