National Urban League Honors Microsoft

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 26, 2001 — Microsoft is one of four major American corporations honored earlier this month by the National Urban League for support of the League’s initiatives in education, technology, economic self-sufficiency and racial inclusion.

Community Affairs Director Bruce Brooks represented Microsoft when the company was inducted into the Urban League’s Million Dollar Hall of Fame at ceremonies marking Equal Opportunity Day Awards in New York on Nov. 13.

Hugh B. Price, president of the League, praised Microsoft’s October award of a Technology Leadership Grant of more than US$2.7 million in software to support operations at technology centers operated by more than 90 Urban League affiliates across the United States. Each center provides online courseware, Internet access and technology training for children and adults.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Kraft Foods and Texaco Inc. were also honored at the Nov. 13 awards, which featured appearances by singer Melba Moore and actress S. Epatha Merkerson, co-star of television’s “Law & Order.”

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