LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – We’re celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Southern California’s African-American Pioneers.
Today, KTLA’s Michaela Pereira pays homage to John Mack, Former President of the Los Angeles Urban League.
Serving as president for 35 years Mack pushed for many changes in L.A.
Mack build the Los Angeles Urban League into one of the most successful non-profit organizations in the United States with an annual budget of 25-million dollars.
Throughout his career this civil rights advocate focused on jobs, education and youth development for minority communities.
This L.A. Dreamer is still working to move Los Angeles forward as Vice President of the Board of Police Commissioners for the LAPD.
To find out more about John Mack and other L.A. Dreamers, the Los Angeles Urban League has a special free exhibit called “The 90 That Built L.A.”
For more information, go to www.laul.org.