A New Home
Philanthropy of the city’s upper income business owners and community labor provided funds for the construction of a new Urban League building at 2030 T Street in 1941.
The Center has always provided activities for all ages and genders.
Community Youth have benefited from the Center’s clubs, classes, and mentoring. Sometimes, however, neighborhood youth have felt the need to express themselves about the conditions of life in Lincoln for African American teenagers.
Photo by LJc. 1960’s.
Reverend Everett Reynolds and Leola Bullock lead a protest down the streets of Lincoln, Nebraska in solidarity with activists around the nation in protest of the killing of NAACP leader Medgar Evers. (LJ, 1963).
Board of Trustees
Gerald Henderson (top, standing) served at one time as an employee of the Malone Center. He later became a Member of the Board of Trustees, and later still as President of the Board. Henderson is pictured here in the Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda.
(Below) Board Members at work.
Matthew Stelley (L)
Essie Burden (M)
Sen. Kerry .
John Reed (M)
(Above ) Rev. Jesse Jackson
(Below) Rally On The Steps Of The State Capitol
Children’s Choir and heritage cake.
Lincoln Children Outside Of Sunday School, By Renowned Photographer John Johnson
Former Executive Director Clyde Malone.
Some Malone Center executive directors have emphasized advocacy, encouraging staff to help community members further their interests with respect to the larger city. Others have highlighted the recreational or social service functions of the center.
The Malone Center continues many of its traditions in the new millennium.
Tyre J. McDowell, Jr., is the center’s Executive Director today.
Malone Center 2009
Here is the Clyde Malone Community Center as it looks today in 2009.
Many former residents have relocated to other parts of the city due to "urban renewal." For them the Center’s Archives are of vital importance and support the Malone Neighborhood alumni.