• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  6. 6
    6
  7. 7
    7
  8. 8
    8
  9. 9
    9
  10. 10
    10
  11. 11
    11
  12. 12
    12
  13. 13
    13
  14. 14
    14
  15. 15
    15
  16. 16
    16
  17. 17
    17
  18. 18
    18
  19. 19
    19
  20. 20
    20
  21. 21
    21
  22. 22
    22
  23. 23
    23

The Evaluation and Effect on the Formation of W.E.B Du Boiss NAACP during the African American Civil Rights Movement

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Evaluation and Effect on the Formation of W.E.B Du Bois's NAACP during the African American Civil Rights Movement Antranedra Williams History Extended Essay Word Count: 3,628 Humble High School Mr. Stanley Table of Contents Cover Page.............................................................................1 Table of Contents.....................................................................2 Abstract.................................................................................3 Introduction............................................................................4 The Life of W.E.B Du Bois...........................................................5-10 The Birth and Accomplishments of the NAACP........................10-16 NAACP's Influence on the Civil Rights Movement..............16-20 Conclusion..................................................................20-23 References............................................................................ Abstract : This essay examines and discusses the effect on the formation of W.E.B Du Bois's NAACP on the African American civil rights movement of the late twentieth century. Specifically, this paper evaluates how Du Bois's philosophical motives spearheaded the formation of the NAACP, which effected the civil rights movement in various positive ways. During the research process of the essay it revealed the true importance of gaining an education, eliminating racial segregation, and ending women's suffrage. This essay begins through the evaluation of W.E.B Du Bois's life background and contributions to the African American Civil Rights movement. The two component of this essay focuses on the birth of the NAACP and its accomplishments. The final component of this essay analyzes how Du Bois's formation of the NAACP effected the civil rights movement, that later led to more black progression. The form of research used for this essay were books and articles from the twentieth and twentieth-first century. [Word Count: 160] Introduction : During the mid 1900's , United States experienced approximately ten years of racial injustice and inequality. This era is referred to as the African-American Civil rights Movement. The movement aimed to outlaw racial segregation and restore voting rights in southern United States. African Americans strived for freedom from oppression of whites. During this time period of hatred, hostility, and racial injustice the formation of organizations and leaders were imperative; in order to achieve complete equality in the United States. Some of the prominent black elite civil rights activist during this era was Dr. ...read more.

Middle

About 50 percent of the civil rights attorneys in the South during the 1960s were Jews, as were over 50 percent of the Whites who went to Mississippi in 1964 to challenge Jim Crow Laws." The NAACP used the law to enforce equality and overthrow the establishment of the Jim Crow Laws. This leading activist group was also composed of W.E.B Du Bois, Walter White, Ida B. Wells, Henry Moscowitz, Oswald Garrison Villard, and many other diverse individuals. However, "W.E.B Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, and William Monroe Trotter were among the most vocal blacks at the conference." Ida B. Wells, an African-American Journalist and prominent member of the NAACP, promoted desegregation by creating writings about lynchings. William Monroe Trotter was a newspaper editor and business man of the NAACP and W.E.B Du Bois laid out the ways to secure African American civil rights by forcing the legal system to keep Fourteenth Amendment, voting rights, and equal education opportunities. "The legal caste system, as W.E.B Du Bois called it, based on race and color, led him to abandon his teaching position at Atlanta University in 1910 and to accept a position with the NAACP as the director of Publications and Research in 1911." Du Bois promoted a viewpoint that encouraged black ownership and control over their own organizations. "In the early years of the NAACP, Du Bois argued that the argument for segregation in schools and public institutions was an argument against democracy." This being said, NAACP devoted most of their energy towards fighting the lynching of blacks by working for legislation and educating the public. "The NAACP provided Du Bois with the opportunity to reach a broader audience. He was appointed editor of The Crisis, the NAACP's magazine. The editorship of The Crisis would improve his most important post. In The Crisis, Du Bois closely followed the development of the NAACP and provide important validation and support for its agenda." ...read more.

Conclusion

He achieved this by forming a black organization, the National Association Achievement of Colored People, which promoted women's suffrage, racial equality, and 7the importance of education. The NAACP played a crucial role in society during the civil rights movement in the United states by helping pass many federal laws such as; the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Fair Housing Act, and Brown v. Board of Education. He also strived to expand and be proud of celebrating black culture by spreading African Diaspora throughout the world, today he is known as the "Father of Pan-Africanism". The NAACP "proved between 1910 and the First World War, one of the most effective organizations of the liberal spirit and the fight for social progress which America has known. It fought frankly to make Negros politically free from disfranchisement, legally free from caste and socially free from insult." The NAACP advocated equal and fair treatment of blacks by destroying the existence of racial discrimination and segregation. The NAACP also influenced the civil rights movement through acknowledging the importance of non-violent protesting. This organization worked hard to ensure unalienable rights regardless of race, religion, or sex. Du Bois's use of Double Consciousness and other philosophical motives aided in the progression of black America in the United States, due to the establishment of the NAACP which promoted equality in the school, court, workforce, and neighborhood. References: W. E. B. Du Bois's Sociology: The Philadelphia Negro and Social Science. Tukufu, Zuberi.W. E. B. Du Bois's Sociology: The Philadelphia Negro and Social Science. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 595, Being Here and Being There: Fieldwork Encounters and Ethnographic Discoveries (Sep., 2004), pp. 146-156 Reiland, Rabaka.The Souls of Black Radical Folk: W. E. B. Du Bois, Critical Social Theory, and the State of Africana Studies. Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 36, No. 5, The State of Black Studies in the Academy (May., 2006), pp. 732-763 Edward, J. Blum. The Spiritual Scholar: W.E.B. Du Bois. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, No. 57 (Autumn, 2007), pp. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate History section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate History essays

  1. the causes and consequences of the spanish civil war

    This would explain how he managed to avoid the Spanish invasion. It seemed that Franco's 35-year dictatorship saw Spain isolated by economic blockades, excluded from NATO and the UN and crippled by economic recession. It wasn't until the early 1950s, when the rise in tourism and a treaty with the

  2. Johnson's Great Society. The two main social reforms that The Great Society tackled were ...

    THIS REQUIRED PRODUCERS TO LABEL QUANTITY, SERVINGS AND MANUFACTURE INFORMATION ON ALL PRODUCTS. TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, SEVERAL LAWS WERE PASSED TO PRESERVE CLEAN WATER AND AIR. IT WOULD BE WRONG TO SAY THAT "THE TRAGEDY OF LYNDON JOHNSON WAS THAT BOTH HIS PERSONALITY AND HIS POLITICAL ASSUMPTIONS PROVED INADEQUATE" (DOCUMENT F).

  1. The History and Development of the American Dream

    Nonetheless, the question about the Dream and its weak and strong points is still open and highly disputed in the American society. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: American Dream, para.2-8) Both definitions of Adams and Wikipedia authors are too concrete in the former as well as too general and narrow in the latter for describing such a complex subject precisely.

  2. History IA: What were American peoples responses to the Vietnam War in 1965 1971?

    The event in 1966 about Trade Union Division of SANE is a result of the burdens that the Vietnam War was imposing on working class Americans became more and more evident, including within the AFL-CIO Executive Council. From this point, the most obvious thing is that US had given all

  1. Aboriginal Human Rights and Canadian History

    In 1876, the Indian Act centralized the laws governing First Nations in Canada, from taxation to land use to defining who was, or was an not Indian (Frideres, 21). The Indian Act isolated the First Nations on reserves and became controlled by Indian agents.

  2. Notes on the Causes of the American Civil War

    North and South North South 1. Industrializing 2. Increased urbanization 3. Higher immigration rate 4. Twice the amount of railway track 5. Better educated 6. Responsive to new ideas 1. Agrarian- planter dominated 2. Only 1 in 4 lived in towns 3. 35% of Nation population 4.

  1. McCarthyism's Effect on the Counterculture. To what extent did McCarthyism affect the disillusionment ...

    difficult to pick out which information is relevant and what is not. Social Movements of the 1960s: Searching for Democracy, written by Stewart Burns, is an entire essay about the success and impact of three social movements of the time period: the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement, and the feminist movement.

  2. Notes on the History and Development of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Changing Palestinian and Israeli responses to the conflict. Palestinian responses: - The general response to the 1947-48 war was to flee from the country, making 726000 Palestinians refugees. Some went to refugee camps, while others settled in neighboring Arab states.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work