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NAACP celebrates 100 years

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Albany- In 1905, a group of intellectuals led by W.E.B. Dubois met in Ontario, Canada and formed the Niagara Movement.

The group met to discuss the plight of black people in America, and the NAACP grew out of that organization. Now, the Albany chapter is basing their entire centennial celebration on the number 100.

"We want to raise $100,000 by the end of the year. We want to recruit at least 100 new members each month until the end of the year, and we also want to train 100 new business owners as a part of this community," says William Wright, president of the Albany branch of the NAACP.

The NAACP says they will enlist the help of local employers and churches to help their membership drive efforts.

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