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BOSTON – The National Urban League will host its annual conference this year in Boston, a city that carries a racially tense history stemming back to the 1970s, in which a court ruled that Black and white students would have to attend schools in different neighborhoods.

The ugly race reality in Boston has stained its national reputation. Nonetheless, the Urban League’s presence could possibly heal the racial wounds of the city.

The Grio Reports:

Because of its racial past, it has been very difficult for Boston to attract major black conventions and tourists of color. So when it was announced last year that NUL was coming to town, state and city officials and a host of community activists went above and beyond to make sure the needs of the convention were met.



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