Failure of the Afro-American People to Organize

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032320
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039084 | DOI:
Failure of the Afro-American People to Organize

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This chapter presents the editorial, “Failure of the Afro-American People to Organize,” where Fortune reflected on the attempts of the race to organize civil rights organizations. He examined his own efforts to create the Afro-American League and the efforts of those individuals who had tried to sustain the Afro-American Council and the Niagara Movement. Although he acknowledged the importance of their efforts, he concluded that the masses have taken no interest in sustaining the organization and therefore the groups were failures. They need to get the masses aroused, he argued, and stop being windjamming organizations.

Keywords: editorial; African Americans; race; civil rights organizations; Afro-American League; Afro-American Council; Niagara Movement

Chapter.  1917 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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