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)
- The National Urban League
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.