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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

By DowntownDC

More than 12,000 people will visit Downtown for the 2010 National Urban League Centennial Celebration, taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place) on Wednesday, July 28 through Saturday, July 31.

This year’s conference will feature President Barack Obama, the Whitney M. Young Awards Gala and a benefit concert at the Warner Theatre (1299 Pennsylvania Avenue). Downtown hotels, businesses and the city will benefit from the centennial celebration, as convention delegates are expected to spend $13.7 million during their stay.

The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. The organization has more than 100 local affiliates in 35 states and DC and offers direct services to more than 2 million people through programs, advocacy and research.

For more information, including registration and expo hours, click here.