W. E. B. Dubois Niagara Movement

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The group 's success in legalizing rights and enacting laws for African Americans can be traced back to its members influential members, including, W.E.B Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villard, James W. Johnson, Benjamin Hooks, and many others. “W.E.B Du Bois, was an African American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar” (NAACP.ORG). Du Bois was best known for his work with the NAACP, as director and publicity and research for the group. Throughout his role in the NAACP, he contributed towards founding the Niagara Movement, which was “an African American protest group of scholars and professionals” (NAACP.ORG). Du Bois also took part in writing The Crisis, a journal of 1910 (Revisor, Manly) which spoke publicly about the issues having to do with racism, targeting both African Americans and whites.…show more content…
W.E.B. DuBois.) “The magazine included articles about lynchings, meetings of African American and Pan-African congresses, poetry, reviews, translations, and short stories.” (Revisor, Manly,). Another influential individual for the NAACP and the Civil Rights movement, was Thurgood Marshall, a supreme court justice. Marshall is best known for his court cases, including the Brown vs. Board of Topeka, a victory where Marshall was observed to have changed the course of education for African Americans by breaking free from the system of “separate but equal.” Marshall also established the Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF), which contributed towards the desegregation in public school systems (McCaffrey, Paul. Thurgood Marshall). Mary White Ovington was deeply involved with the NAACP, due to her background with women’s suffrage and the abolitionist movement. She was a socialist, suffragette, unitarian, journalist, and a co-founder of the NAACP

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