Empowerment video wall

  • Exhibit
  • Video

National Urban League Centennial Empowerment Exhibit

From concept to installation, video wall featured in the National Urban League Centennial Empowerment Exhibit celebrating 100 years of empowering communities and changing lives. Inspired by the Urban League’s “I Am Empowered” initiative, this video experience was designed to promote a message of hope and individual empowerment, while reflecting on the organization. In addition to original musical scores, videography, and photography the presentation also features archival footage from the Civil Rights era, and news coverage of the Urban League's leadership in urban social justice.

Archival images depicting the Urban Leagues history are followed by cityscape panoramic images representative of the over 100 Urban League offices. Montague of archival news coverage contrast urban problems with Urban League efforts. Case studies of successful Urban League programs are featured. Life size young professionals give testaments to their volunteer efforts working with the homeless, elderly, and children in their urban communities. Mini documentaries cover the national Urban League Policy Institute and Black Executive Exchange Program. A spoken word performance makes an appeal to the audience to take the Urban league's Empowerment pledge - to pledge your time to assuring: Every American child is ready for college, work and life and that every American has access to jobs with livable wages and benefits, affordable housing, and health care.