Monday, July 13, 2009
For the Advancement of All People...
From its inception, Jewish Americans were active in the organization. In fact, one of the co-founders of the NAACP was Henry Moskowitz, a Jewish social worker, who worked alongside W.E.B. Du Bois and others to create a group dedicated to civil rights.
New York Mayor Bloomberg, who will speak at the convention this week, has a personal connection to the organization. When he was younger, he saw his father, who made little money as a bookkeeper, write a check to the cause. He asked ‘Why the NAACP?’ and his father replied, “An injustice against one is an injustice against all and we all have to fight in the battle because we all benefit from that fight… there should be justice among all of us.”
In this spirit, we wish a wholehearted congratulations to the NAACP on 100 years of amazing work and welcome them (back) to New York.
Posted by Jamie at 11:57 AM