As President of the National Urban League since 2003 Marc Morial has been the primary catalyst for an era of change — a transformation for the 100 year old civil rights organization. His energetic and skilled leadership has expanded the League’s work around an Empowerment agenda, which is redefining civil rights in the 21st century with a renewed emphasis on closing the economic gaps between Whites and Blacks as well as rich and poor Americans.
As Mayor of New Orleans, he was a popular chief executive with a broad multi-racial coalition who led New Orleans’ 1990’s renaissance, and left office with a 70% approval rating.
During his tenure, New Orleans won the All-American City Award in 1996 for the first time in 50 years, as well as the prestigious City Livability Award, and finished first in the National Night Out Against Crime Competition on two occasions.
Economic empowerment & transportation infra investment
Turning apathy into passion
Infra decisions affect everyone
Greater dialogue needed about equity in infra policy
Infra & governmental failures in New Orleans