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Vorobyev D. N. The National Afro-American League: At the Dawn of the Black Protest Movement in the USA (1887–1894). Izvestiya of Saratov University. New series. Series History. International Relations, 2018, vol. 18, iss. 1, pp. 84-89. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18500/1819-4907-2018-18-1-84-89


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The National Afro-American League: At the Dawn of the Black Protest Movement in the USA (1887–1894)

Abstract

The article is devoted to the analysis of the creation and activities of the National Afro-American League – the first black protest organization established under the leadership of the black journalist Timothy Thomas Fortune. The main goal of this organization was the struggle against the legislative oppression of the African Americans, as well as the achievement of equal human rights and freedoms regardless of the color of skin. The methods of the National Afro- American League’s struggle included campaigning in the press, holding rallies and drawing up petitions to the authorities. Despite the fact that due to financial difficulties and internal disagreements the history of this movement was quite short, the program of the National Afro-American League became the basis for most successful black protest movements of the XX century.

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