Mobilizing Support Through the NCRA and The Basis

Mobilizing Support Through The NCRA And The Basis

    ...accident led to the start of the NCRA…It has numbers who are its life…Its aim is a simple one: to find out how many there are who believe in liberty, justice and equality of right… (Tourgee, undated)

Albion Tourgee initiated the first version of a "million man march” when he began the NCRA in the late nineteenth century. Unlike other activist organizations before and after his, Tourgee was mainly interested in providing the American government and people with quantitative evidence that there was indeed an opportunity to move the country towards equality among the races.

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Tourgee organizes the fight against segregation Tourgee organizes the fight against segregation

Tourgée decided it was time to fight the fires of prejudice on multiple fr ... read more

The principles of the NCRA focused on member responsibilities The principles of the NCRA focused on member responsibilities

The principles on which the organization was to operate were drafted by Tou ... read more

Alexander S. Jackson describes the NCRA as fulfilling the mandate of US Constitution Alexander S. Jackson describes the NCRA as fulfilling the mandate of US Con ...

One reader, Alexander S. Jackson from New Orleans, Louisiana, describes the ... read more

Charles Maples Whicher, a student at Cornell University, favors NCRA Charles Maples Whicher, a student at Cornell University, favors NCRA

Charles Maples Whicher, a student of History and charter member of the Sigm ... read more

Concern among African Americans that NCRA would not attract enough white supporters Concern among African Americans that NCRA would not attract enough white su ...

There was some concern among African Americans that the organization would ... read more

Idea proposed for new journal named 'The National Citizen' Idea proposed for new journal named 'The National Citizen'

Tourgee and T. Thomas Fortune had already been entertaining the idea of a n ... read more

The Basis journal evolves into a literary style magazine The Basis journal evolves into a literary style magazine

Despite Tourgée’s insistence that he was creating a new kind of publicat ... read more

The Basis journal would cease publication within a year's time The Basis journal would cease publication within a year's time

This journal did not attract the quality and number of literary contributor ... read more

A.P. Hood writes about apparent low interest in The Basis A.P. Hood writes about apparent low interest in The Basis

One letter received by Tourgée must have driven home the points made by Ch ... read more

Attempts to attract literary talents to the NCRA fall short Attempts to attract literary talents to the NCRA fall short

Tourgee’s enthusiasm to attract literary talents to his political causes ... read more

Early success of the NCRA was short lived Early success of the NCRA was short lived

The early success of the NCRA was short-lived. After the first dramatic num ... read more

A proposed scheme to form a colony for African Americans to live and work is discussed A proposed scheme to form a colony for African Americans to live and work i ...

He also writes he cannot financially support the colonization scheme propos ... read more

Robinson refers specifically to 'The Oklahoma Campaign' Robinson refers specifically to 'The Oklahoma Campaign'

Robinson refers specifically of efforts to relocate African Americans from ... read more

Tourgee appeals for more northern African Americans to join NCRA Tourgee appeals for more northern African Americans to join NCRA

In June, 1892, Tourgée made a lengthy appeal, particularly to northern Afr ... read more

Tourgee refutes claim that Negro is of an inferior race Tourgee refutes claim that Negro is of an inferior race

Tourgee refuted Professor Jenks claim that the Negro race was inferior. read more

Tourgee continues describing significant indicators of progress by the Negro race Tourgee continues describing significant indicators of progress by the Negr ...

There are several factors identified by Tourgée as significant indicators ... read more

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