Today in 1905: The Niagara Movement, precursor of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is formed in Buffalo, New York. Meeting at the home of Mary Burnett Talbert are W.E.B. DuBois, John Hope and 30 others who rejected the accommodationist approach of Booker T. Washington.
The Niagara Movement’s manifesto was, in the words of DuBois, “We want full manhood suffrage and we want it now . . . We are men! We want to be treated as men. And we shall win.”
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, get outdoors and give a “huzzah” as the Eagle Diamonds meet the Milwaukee Grays for a game of vintage baseball, guided by rules governing 1860s baseball. This is Saturday at 1:30pm at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle. There is a cost for this event. For more info and directions, visit wisconsinhistory.org.
Tomorrow is a “Yogathon” to raise funds for Las Diosas women’s coffee farmer cooperative in Nicaragua. Classes will be held at 12:15 and 1:45, with a 30-minute Project Nica discussion between classes, and a Q & A at 2:45. There is a cost for this event, with a discounted rate for both classes. Sponsored by The Studio, Just Coffee Co-op, On The Ground, and Outside The Bean. This is tomorrow at The Studio, 625 Williamson Street. For more info and to register, call 608-441-5310.
On Sunday, A Room of One’s Own welcomes local author Scott Braucht to read from his memoir titled “Into the Light,” about struggling with depression as a middle aged man. This is Sunday at 2pm at the bookstore, 315 West Gorham Street. Visit roomofonesown.com for more info.