Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles

(1905)

Impact

Much like its audience, the impact of the Declaration of Principles grew over time. Initially, the influence of the Niagara Movement and its Declaration of Principles was limited. Membership never exceeded about four hundred, and the dream of a vibrant organization with chapters nationwide was never realized. Feuding leadership and the failure to secure adequate funding doomed the organization, and membership and attendance at its annual meeting began to decline. The Niagara Movement shut down following its 1909 meeting. During its short life the declaration accomplished one...

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