Today in History: The Niagara Movement Founded

NiaIn February 1905, William Edward Burghardt Dubois, John Hope, Monroe Trotter, Frederick McGhee, C. E. Bentley and 27 others met secretly in the home of Mary B. Talbert, to adopt the resolutions which lead to the founding of the Niagara Movement.

The Niagara Movement’s manifesto in the words of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, said “We want full manhood suffrage and we want it now…. We are men! We want to be treated as men. And we shall win.”

On July 11-13, 1905, The Niagara Movement (the forerunner of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was established.

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