Charles Edward Russell

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Birthday
25, 1860
Birthplace
Davenport, IA
Death Date
Apr 23, 1941 (80)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
25, 1860
Birthplace
Davenport, IA
Death Date
Apr 23, 1941 (80)

About

An award-winning author and muckraking journalist, he was also a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. His 1927 biography, The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928.

Before Fame

In an early article for Everybody's magazine, he condemned the Beef Trust. In his 1908 publication, Lawless Wealth, he also spoke out against the Tobacco Trust.

Trivia

In 1909, following a race riot in Springfield, Illinois, he became one of four founders of the NAACP.

Family Life

He was born in Davenport, Iowa, as the son of an outspoken abolitionist.

Associated With

After the founding of the NAACP, Harry Moore and other activists helped to promote and advance the organization throughout the United States.