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The Jim Crow era
inspired passionate opposition to -- and support of -- the status quo. Below are 10 organizations that played prominent roles during a challenging period.
Brotherhood of Sleeping
An important labor union.
An advocate for racial equality.
The party of "white supremacy."
Ku Klux Klan
It quickly became a terrorist group.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
An interracial organization.
National Association of Colored Women (NACW)
Their motto: "Lifting as We Climb."
National Negro Business League
It attracted the black economic elite.
It attracted white and black workers.
The Party of Lincoln.
National Urban League
A resource for migrants.
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