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In 1968, then chairman of Ogilvy & Mather John Elliott Jr., speaking at the 51st annual American Association of Advertising Agencies meeting, called the failure of the industry to hire a greater number of African Americans “the great moral issue of our time.”
 
Today, the lack of African Americans employed by the general-market advertising agencies is still a great moral issue requiring redress.

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