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ADL Names First Negro Executive As Urban Affairs Unit Director

The Anti-Defamation League announced today the appointment of a Negro community relations specialist as director of its newly-created Urban Affairs department. The first Negro executive on the ADL staff is Kenyon C. Burke, a former associate executive director of the Urban League of Essex County, N.J. The department was established to enable the ADL “to intensify its activities in intergroup relations and better cope with the urban crisis,” according to Dore Schary, ADL chairman.

Mr. Schary said Mr. Burke would be responsible for “systematizing and coordinating” present ADL activities relevant to the urban crisis and race relations. The new ADL official is a member of a number of professional personnel and rehabilitation organizations.