About BUL

Leadership built the Birmingham Urban League (BUL) to address the civil unrest generated by unequal treatment. Today, BUL stands ready to support the needs of at-opportunity youth as we build the next generation of community leaders.

By partnering with the office of Mayor William A. Bell and President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, BUL is poised to provide job and entrepreneurial training, financial literacy, home ownership preparation and social skills required to give our youth the tools to succeed.

We seek to continue the legacy of our founders by setting our youth up for success.

Birmingham Urban League Founders

  • Philander D. Butler
  • John J. Drew
  • A.G. Gaston
  • Emory O. Jackson
  • Jesse J. Lewis
  • Harold D. Long
  • Joseph E. Lowery
  • Samuel O’Neal
  • Lucius H. Pitts
  • James O. Prewitt
  • Clarence L. Price
  • Amos Ryce, II
  • Arthur D. Shores
  • E. W. Taggart
  • James L. Ware