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Hugh B. Price is an American media executive. President and CEO of the National Urban League, he launched the League’s historic Campaign for African-American Achievement in partnership with the Congress of National Black Churches and nearly two dozen national black civic, social and professional organizations. His career in media has ranged from editorial board of “The New York Rimes”, to serving as Senior Vice President of Thirteen/WNET New York.
In 1988, Price entered the world of philanthropy as Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation. He supervised all grant-making in the fields of urban school reform and equal opportunity. He was instrumental in conceiving and helping to launch new initiatives, such as the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Corps, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, and the Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth. Price has received many honorary degrees and awards, including the Medal of Honor from Yale Law School.