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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Striving for Justice
www.chicagohs.org/AOTM/Feb98/feb98fact3.html
Chicago Historical Society's photo essay on the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters focuses on the organization's beginnings.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
www.naacp.org/
Since 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has fought for enactment of civil rights laws and led public information and protest campaigns to improve opportunities for African Americans.

National Association of Colored Women (NACW)
www.lexisnexis.com/academic/guides/african_american/
nacwc/nacwc1.htm

This guide to microfilm archive collection (records 1895-1992) provides background information on an important organization of African-American women activists.

National Negro Business League
The American Experience: America 1900
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/1900/filmmore/
reference/primary/bookert.html

Read Booker T. Washington's address at the first Meeting of the National Negro Business League in 1900.

National Urban League
www.nul.org/
Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is the oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans.

 

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