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Cincinnati lands National Urban League's 2014 conference

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The National Urban League, one of the country's oldest civil rights organizations, has announced that Cincinnati will be the home of its 2014 conference.

The announcement was made at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The National Urban League is expected to bring 7,000 hotel room nights and millions of dollars in economic impact to the region.

"Like the NAACP and National Baptist Conventions conventions before it, when the National Urban League conference comes to Cincinnati, the eyes of the country will be on this region," said Mayor Mark Mallory. "Influential government leaders, business leaders and civil rights advocates will be here, engaging in important dialogue."

The National Urban League is headquartered in New York City with more than 90 affiliates across the country.

"Bringing the National Urban League conference to Cincinnati is a great victory, not just for us at the local affiliate, but for our entire community," said Donna Jones Baker, president and CEO of the Urban League of Cincinnati.

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