Former Urban League Director to Headline African-American Heritage Colloquium at UA

Dr. Clint E. Dye Jr.
Dr. Clint E. Dye Jr.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A former president and CEO of the Atlanta Urban League will speak during the annual Dr. Ethel H. Hall African-American Heritage Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 19, at The University of Alabama.

Dr. Clinton E. Dye Jr., a licensed clinical social worker for more than 40 years, will deliver the talk “An Observation of the Developmental Histories of the National Urban League Movement and Social Work Practice” at noon in 223 Little Hall on the UA campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

A native of Atlanta, Dye was educated in the Atlanta Public School System, and he holds a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, a Master of Social Work from Atlanta University and a doctorate from Clark Atlanta University.

Dye is a veteran of the National Urban League movement, where he served as director of community services with the Atlanta Urban League from 1976-79 and as vice president from 1979-90. Dye returned to the Atlanta Urban League in 2000 as its president and CEO until he retired in 2007.

Dye serves as the chairman of the Fulton County Board of Health and is a consultant/trainer with Emory University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dye has also served on the Georgia Governor’s Advisory Council on Mental Health and the Atlanta Regional Commission Advisory Council.


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