Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles


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About the Author

Most people assume that W. E. B. Du Bois was the author of the Declaration of Principles. Actually the authorship is not that simple or clear. The final form of the document would be approved by the twenty-nine delegates at the Fort Erie meeting. The actual drafting of the declaration was a collaboration between Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter.

W. E. B. Du Bois was born February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and raised by his mother in an environment...