The Winston-Salem Urban League empowers and advocates for African Americans and other disenfranchised communities, and promotes socioeconomic progress and parity through education, training and civic engagement.
Our History

The Winston-Salem Urban League was founded through the efforts of Mr. James G. Hanes, a local community leader who was concerned about negative race relations. In 1947, he initiated participation with the Rockefeller Foundation, and based on a survey of the state of race relations conducted by the National Urban League, the Community Relations Project was formed. This organization became the Winston-Salem Urban League in 1953 and was chartered in as an affiliate of the National Urban League in 1955.