|1905- Niagara Movement
1909- NAACP (National Organization of Colored People)
The NAACP first took form on the Canadian
shore of Niagara Falls when called to order by W.E.B.
Dubois in 1905. Compared to Booker
T. Washingtons conservatism, this organization was considered
radical because they demanded intelligent, well directed action
to affect change within the U.S. legal system. Atlantans Jesse
Max Barber, George A. Towns, John
Hope, Alonzo Herndon and his son
Norris Herndon also attended. The present name and organizational
structure was adapted in 1909.
Traditionally the NAACP has worked through
the court system to battle racism. Many hundreds of court
battles were fought over the years. The battle won, that began
the modern day Civil Rights Movement, was the 1954 Brown
v. the Board of Education. This opened the door to desegregation
of the South.
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