Rachel Taylor Milton (1901-1995)
Founder of the Urban League of Greater Harford (Inducted 1994)
One of Milton’s most enduring legacies as a civil rights activist was her role in establishing the Urban League of Hartford. In 1959, Milton was employed by the Connecticut Bureau for Vocational Rehabilitation. Her deep involvement in the problems of the inner city led her to work toward the creation of the Urban League. Today the Urban League offers a variety of important services to the community including job location and retraining programs, family guidance and support for better housing and neighborhood improvement. The Urban League is located at 140 Woodland Street in Hartford.
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