The Niagara Movement meets for the first time

July 11

On July 11, 1905, the Niagara Movement, led by W.E.B DuBois met for the first time.  

Educator, historian and civil rights activist W.E.B DuBois created the Niagara Movement in the early 1900s. The Niagara Movement was a group of black elites who advocated for civil and political rights for all. The group met for the first time July 11-14, 1905 near Niagara Falls.

After quickly losing momentum, members of the Niagara Movement joined the NAACP after it was founded in 1909.


Members of the Niagara Movement meet for the first time

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