Mass Meeting of Colored People, Newbern, N.C.

June 26, 1863

A large and enthusiastic meeting was held at the African Church.  Resolutions passed “acknowledge the hand of God in the great events which are now taking place”, call for people to “enlist under the banner of Freedom”, to”join Brig.Genl. Edward Wild’s African Brigade”, to “celebrate the 8th of June, 1863, as the “anniversary of the freedom of North Carolina”, and “to honor the illustrious name of Abraham Lincoln”.