Hugh B. Price

High Price.

Hugh B. Price is a long-time civil rights leader, activist and public intellectual.  As president of the National Urban League from 1994 to 2003, he launched the League’s historic Campaign for African-American Achievement, spearheaded pressure on the federal government to combat police brutality and racial profiling, vigorously defended affirmative action, and helped repair frayed relations between the black and Jewish communities. He has been an editorial writer for the New York Times, senior vice president in charge of national production at WNET/Thirteen in New York City, and vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation. His numerous television appearances range from Meet the Press and The Newshour with Jim Lehrer to Charlie Rose and The O’Reilly Factor.  Price is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society.     

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