The Progressive Movement

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The Progressive Movement

Following the demise of Reconstruction, many southern Blacks confronted Jim Crowism, disenfranchisement, Klan violence, and diminishing agricultural opportunities.

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During the 1870s, many southern Blacks began migrating to northern cities looking for better education and better jobs.

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During the period 1867-1910, African Americans in larger numbers were finally able to pursue the important goal of educational development. Universities, like Howard University, served as educational centers for African Americans and others in American society.

Main Hall and Miner Hall, Howard University, 1868. Photo by Alexander Gardner

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“In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the five fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress” Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition, 1895.

W.E.B. DU BOIS

The Niagara Movement

Wives of the Founders of the Niagara Movement, 1905

National Women’s Club Movement

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All images used in The Gallery are from the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. Images may not be reproduced without the permission of the Center. Please visit the gallery in our website www.founders.howard.edu/moorland-spingarn Developed by Donna M. Wells, Prints and Photographs Librarian

Author: MSRC