National Colored Convention

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 organizing a Union of the Colored People of the Free States, the National Convention does hereby ordain and institute the ‘National Council of the Colored People'”  It adopts by-laws, and appoints numerous committees.

In the same edition of the paper, there are also other accounts of the Convention, from the Rochester Democrat and the Rochester American.