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Organizations were important to helping African-Americans attain freedom throughout history. 
  1. Abolition Movement
  2. Progressive Era
  3. Civil Rights Movement

Abolition Movement

During enslavement, African-Americans and whites worked together to create organizations that would abolish slavery. 

Progressive Era

 During the Progressive Era, African-Americans such as William Monroe Trotter and Ida B. Wells began developing organizations in order to create resources for communities throughout the country and fight racial injustice. 

Civil Rights Movement

 During the Civil Rights Movement, leaders such as Ella Baker developed organized groups to help with peaceful protests and voter registration drives.

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