National Urban League President & CEO Marc H. Morial is jumpstarting his virtual Leadership Lecture Series and Book Tour in his home town of New Orleans with interactive Facebook Live events that kick off at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Road.

To attend the virtual event, go to Community Book Center’s Facebook at To purchase the book, go to

Morial’s book The Gumbo Coalition: 10 Leadership Lessons That Help You Inspire, Unite, and Achieve was released in May 2020.

In the book, Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, highlights 10 leadership lesson that he has shared in writing and as the leader of the National Urban League.

As mayor, Morial oversaw many improvements during his terms, including crime reduction, police reform, and the passing of a significant bond issue.

In May 2003, Morial was appointed president and CEO of the National Urban League. Since that appointment,  Morial’s  Empowerment Agenda has worked to reenergize the League’s diverse constituencies; to build on the strength of its nearly one-hundred-year-old legacy; and to increase its profile both locally and nationally.

The Gumbo Coalition, which is Morial’s first book since 1998, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Google Play and iBooks and at other major retailers.

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