June 3, 1859
The Convention is to be held in Boston on the lst of August. Its purpose is to consider the Moral, Social and Political Elevation of colored citizens; it will pursue suffrage rights, now granted for colored citizens in only five of the Eastern states. The call invites brethren from other than New England states to attend the Convention also. Key signers include William Cooper Nell, Lewis Hayden, William Wells Brown, and John J. Smith.