186th Marks Black History Month

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The 186th Air Refueling WIng continued an annual tradition by celebrating Black History Saturday at Mississippi State University, Meridian campus.

Guest speaker, Col. William Lee, commander of the Air Force ROTC program at Tuskegee University, spoke about the Niagara Movement.

The Niagara Movement was an organization founded by African Americans to fight racial discrimination in the United States. It was founded in Niagara Falls, Canada, existed from 1905 to 1910, and was
led by W.E.B. Du Bois.

At its height, the Niagara Movement had 30 branches in various U.S. cities. Many of its ideas were adopted in 1909 by a new interracial organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP.