AL'JIHAD : MESSENGERS (Angels & Devil) IN THE SKY (Captured Picture) AL'JIHAD Seventh Edition - Coker College copy - Page 597
T HE P OST -R ECONSTRUCTION P ERIOD : 1877 - 1900
Rev. M. Edward Bryant (citizen of Selma, Alabama)
"How Shall We Get Our Rights?" December 4, 1887
He spoke of the unity of all Black people of the United States and the building of black
economic and political power. He spoke of the need for unity of the oppressed people,
regardless of color, against their exploiters. And also, He supported the labor union.
"I do not advocate force. The logic of Peace should be exhausted before any appeal is made
to force. But we should have an intelligent understanding of what are our rights, and then we
should have the courage to maintain and defend those rights. We should contend for our rights
on every ground and protect them against outrage. Then man or the party who attempts to
abridge our rights, crush our manhood and womanhood because of our color, must be looked
upon as robbers, villains, usurpers and tyrants."
T HE T WENTIETH C ENTURY : 1900 - 1915
Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois
Booker T. Washington
(We Must Be A Law Abiding And Law Respecting People)
September 24, 1906 -- Riot began in Atlanta, Georgia because of blacks disfranchisement as
an issue. After killings and many injuries Washington summed up his position.
"Negroes should devote their energies to getting rid of agitators in their ranks and become
law abiding citizens."
For he was admired and supported by whites in the North and South.
W.E.B. DuBois: 1868 -
"The Value of Agitation"
"We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a freeborn American, political,
civil, and social; and, until we get these rights we will never cease to protest and assail the ears
W ORLD W AR I TO W ORLD W AR II: 1917 - 1942
U.S.A. AND G ERMANY - R EPARATIONS
1909, New York City. Partly in reaction to continuing riots, the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded in New York, on the 100th anniversary of
Lincoln's birth. The signers of the original charter of incorporation include sociologist Jane
Addams (white female), philosopher John Dewey (white male), Dr. W.E.B. DuBois (black
male), American novelist and realist (Swedenborgian-Quaker), William Dean Howells, and
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