African Americans : National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People

1883 WordsNov 22, 20158 Pages
During the 1900s African Americans fought for freedom and racial uplift. Today African Americans can be seen fighting for equality and justice. African Americans actions were demonstrated through the Niagara Movement, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People also known as the NAACP, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights movement. Each of the movements listed have shown the different struggles Blacks went through for what they believe in. The Niagara Movement was an important movement in the early 1900’s. July of 1905, W.E.B. Du Bois, hosted the first Niagara Movement meeting in Ontario, Canada (Carson, Lapsansky-Werner, Nash, 2005). W. E. B. Du Bois wanted to host the meeting in Buffalo New York but the hotel did not want to accommodate that many African Americans. The movement started due to the lack of Booker T Washington wanting to help African Americans. Gates (2011) states W.E.B. Du Bois wanted to fight to give Blacks full benefits, citizenship, equal voting rights, fair treatment, and protection from white violence. (p. 239) Booker T. Washington disagreed with W.E.B. Du Bios and felt Blacks should take what is given to them because it is a privilege. Booker T. Washington felt it was time African Americans did things for themselves without a handout. The members of the movement estimated around 400 people. Gates, 2011 states that the movement conducted three meetings annually with more than thirty branches around the country. (Page 240) The
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