Niagara Movement Founders
Their Method For Promoting "the colored man's declaration of independence" Was Distribution Of Pamphlets, Litigation, Writing Protest Letters To President Theodore Roosevelt And As One Of The Primary Organizers And General Secretary, W. E. B. Du Bois Said, "plain, blunt, complaint, ceaseless agitation unfailing exposure to dishonesty and wrong --- this is the ancient unerring way to liberty, and we must follow it." Other Group Members Included Henry Monroe Trotter, H. A. Thompson, Fred McGhee, J. Max Barber And Alonzo F. Herndon.
The Niagara Movement Was Not Intended To Be A Mass Movement. Instead, It Was Targeted Toward Black Leaders. Despite Poor Funding The Group Did Gain Support During Its Existence. The Niagara Movement Is Considered The Forerunner To The National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP), Which Was Founded In 1906.
"In Order For Black History To Live, We Must Continue To Breathe Life Into It." -- Hubert Gaddy, Jr.