1831 Colored Convention People of Color

July 14, 1843 Notice of a gathering at the Belknap-Street church. “The true friends of liberty and the colored man are most respectfully invited to be present…’ many subjects will be…

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October 20, 1848 A report of the Convention, held at Cleveland, Sept 6, 7, and 8. A list of resolutions passed is included.   A National Central Committee was appointed, including…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Colored Convention Douglass, Frederick

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Colored Convention Douglass, Frederick

August 8, 1851 An account of the Convention, held at Albany.  Resolutions expressed an opposition to the colonization scheme, “claiming the right to remain here and follow respectively whatever business…

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July 22, 1853 From Frederick Douglass’s Paper is an account of the Convention, held in Rochester. “For the purpose of improving the character, developing the intelligence, maintaining the rights, and…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Colored Convention Douglass, Frederick

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Colored Convention Colored support for Garrison Nell, William Cooper

December 7, 1855 William Cooper Nell writes an account of the Convention, held in Philadelphia. Amos Beman presides, and speakers include Remond, M’Clune Smith, Robert Purvis, and Frederick Douglass.  A…

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1855 Colored Convention Nell, William Cooper

1858 Colored Convention

August 6, 1858 Here is a brief report of the Convention, held in New Bedford. It was “largely attended”, and was “spirited and interesting”.  William Wells Brown was Chair. Resolutions…

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1858 Colored Convention

August 13, 1858 Here is a record of the Convention, in celebration of the 24th anniversary of British West India Emancipation.  Here is a complete account of the Convention, with…

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1858 Colored Convention

1859 Brown, William Wells Colored Convention Hayden, Lewis Nell, William Cooper

1859 Colored Convention

1859 Colored Convention

August 26, 1859 A brief article commends “the intelligent, dignified and orderly manner in which those proceedings were conducted throughout…”  It comments on the wide coverage given in the daily…

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1859 Colored Convention

October 14, 1864 This is a telegraphic report of the Boston Journal, of the Convention, held in Syracuse.  Douglass was chosen as permanent chairman.  Others noted for leadership include, J.…

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1864 Colored Convention

December 8, 1865 A New England convention of colored people gathered at the Twelfth Baptist Church, Southac Church. Several resolutions are passed, in substance, urging the right to vote for…

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1865 Colored Convention Suffrage