ULPPR was established in 1964, and exists to improve the quality of life for African American, other minorities, and the socio-economically disadvantaged in our community. ULPPR was founded June 23, 1964 by J.D. Ackerman, T. Eugene McCleary, and C.C. Morris. These influential members of the community believed that if one allows any members of a society to fall behind economically or opportunistically, the entire society suffers as a result.