The Niagara Movement was founded at Niagara Falls in 1905 under the leadership of William Du Bois. The group drew up a plan for aggressive action and demanded: manhood suffrage, equal economic and educational opportunities, an end to segregation and full civil rights. The Niagara group virtually came to an end with the establishment of the the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) in 1909.

Alton Maddox --

One hundred years after the Niagara Movement was formed, Blacks are
still being lynched for engaging in interracial dating. On October 13, 2004
at 8:40 a.m., 21-year-old Bernard Burden's Black body was found hanging
from a tree in a white neighborhood of Grantville, Coweta County,
Georgia. Like Alabama, Coweta is an Indian word.

Apparently, the wrongful imprisonment of Marcus S. Dixon, a high school
student, for having sex with a white girl is not enough of a warning to
Black males. Similarly, the prosecution of Kobe Bryant fails to ring a
bell. The Scottsboro Boys case and Emmett Till's lynching are simply
historical antiques.

The Atlanta media has already buried this terrorist act in their cold
files and the Grantville Police Department waited more than twenty-four
hours before reporting the hanging to the Georgia Bureau of
Investigation. This delay, for the trail to grow cold, smacks of a cover-up.

Growing up in Coweta County more than five decades ago, I am not
surprised by the Burden lynching. I would be surprised if any member of
the lynch mob was arrested, prosecuted and convicted in this repressive
jurisdiction. In the past, the official response would have been, So
what? Today, any suspicious, racially-motivated death is, automatically,
a suicide.