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History Of The Niagara Movement

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The Niagara movement started in 1905 at Niagara Falls in New York. William Monroe trotter and W.E.B Dubois organized this movement with the principles to refuse to assimilate to white people (as Booker T. Washington had suggested) or to allow people to continue believing black people are less valuable or inferior. People who were involved in the Niagara Movement wanted to inspire legal changes in education, health, religion, crime, and education. The people of the Niagara movement wanted equal educational and economic rights for both black men and women and was set apart from other movements because of its powerful demand for equality. In 1908, a race riot broke out in Springfield, Illinois where 8 black people were killed while over 2000 left
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