By Femi Lewis
During enslavement, African-Americans and whites worked together to create organizations that would abolish slavery.
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.
- The National Association of Colored Women (NACW)
- The Niagara Movement: Organizing for Social Change
- American Negro Academy: Promoting the Talented Tenth
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
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.