National Convention of Colored Men

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. B. Smith, Garnet, Wm. Wells Brown, John S. Rock, and J. Sella Martin.  Resolutions are passed which include a declaration of rights, claiming the right of citizenship for the colored people of the nation.