The Niagara Movement led directly to the founding in 1909 of the NAACP. Boston has a rich tradition in the struggle for civil and human rights. The 1907 Boston Meeting of the Niagara Movement was the largest of the five meetings held and is significant because it was the first meeting in which women were elected as voting delegates. More than 800 men and women came to Boston in August 1907 to attend the three-day meeting at Faneuil Hall. (See your receipt for a link to the Free digital download.) Photo on this web page item cover is of the Niagara Movement co-founders at Niagara Falls.