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 reject 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 today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is “Pollinators at Risk – the Vanishing Bees!” Join the Madison Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation for a discussion with Rich Schneider from Calamus Creek Farms and Capital Bee Supply about the plight of the honeybees, as well as native pollinators, and why their decline affects all of us. This is tonight from 7 to 9pm at the Wilmar Center, 953 Jenifer Street. More info at 608-221-8696.
Today is the Dane County Timebank’s Builders’ Workshop Work and Learn series. This is from 4 to 6pm followed by a one-hour Design Team work session. This is at the Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin. More info at danecoutytimebank.org.
Learn something new at Olbrich Botanical Gardens this summer! With July’s classes for adults and children, you can learn how to grow organic tomatoes, try some botanical art, or enjoy stories in the Gardens with your children – there’s something for all ages. More info at olbrich.org/education.