Niagara Movement 1905
It was named for the "mighty current" of change the group wanted to effect and took Niagara Falls as its symbol. The group did not meet in Niagara Falls, New York, but planned its first conference for nearby Buffalo (at the last minute, to avoid disruptions, moved across the Niagara River to Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada). The group of twenty-nine business owners, teachers, and clergyNiagara Movement was organized to oppose racial segregation and disenfranchisement.
The fact that our Tour will take place on U.S. soil, at accommodations in the Buffalo area, attests to how far we have come, by faith, in advancing our rights and entitlement to freedom of assembly and equal access, as Americans.
Niagara Movement 2.0 - What the future holds...
Some events have transformative potential for all of the right reasons. The Eclipse 2024 Niagara Heritage Tour is such an occasion.
For those who attend, community partner, or participate in a myriad of ways to support the Tour, the event represents a symbolic awakening of the spirits of freedom seekers, civil rights leaders, and nation builders, such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois and members of the Niagara Movement of 1905. As the eclipse unfolds and recedes, the ancestors remain spiritually present, holding us accountable to a new mobilization of economic activism.
The Tour will represent a critical turning-point in the hopes and dreams of African American families and communities, in post-COVID America. We can seize the moment and benchmark a new preparedness journey by becoming resilient with sound financial planning, communication strategies, sustainability preparation and community collaborations.
Eclipse 2024 Niagara Heritage Tour is a metaphorical representation of Eclipsing our past, blotting out our mistakes, as we prepare for our future and get ready to build a better world.
A bold new economic continuum, entitled Niagara Movement 2.0, begins.
"While households of color are projected to reach majority status by 2043, if the racial wealth divide is left unaddressed, median Black household wealth is on a path to hit zero by 2053 and median Latino household wealth is projected to hit zero twenty years later. In sharp contrast, median White household wealth would climb to $137,000 by 2053." - Report: The Road to Zero Wealth - Inequality.org
At iPrep2Thrive, it is our mission to introduce, bold, innovative economic initiatives and collaborate with community partners to ensure that a bright future awaits all who dare to self-prepare for it.
Every 4th of July reminds American that our Constitution remains accountable to assuring that ALL citizens have equal access to the freedom to pursue and experience life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Let us all work together to ensure that the above predictions will never come to be! Self-Preparedness is the key!