• <p>Image courtesy of Wikipedia.</p>

During the field work of the NAACP conducted in 1925 the Staten Island branch was organized, see image below.

After an incident of housing discrimination involving Samuel A. Browne and his family near Manor Road (see below), William A. Morris Sr., who believed in non-violent change, convinced the community that violence wasn't the answer. However, clearly some action was needed, and in 1925 he helped found and became the first president of the Staten Island chapter of the NAACP. The NAACP also assisted Mr. Browne with the intense harassment he was receiving from his neighbors.

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  • <p>Image taken from "The Crisis" magazine, March 1926, courtesy of the Hathi Trust Digital Library.</p>
  • <p>"The Crisis" magazine, March 1926.</p>