Report from National Colored Convention

July 29, 1853

A large and spirited meeting was held at the Belknap Street Baptist Church, to hear a report from those who attended the Convention.  Mr. Nell is a chief speaker.  “Mr. Garrison being present, and called on to speak, three hearty cheers were given to him by the assembly on his rising.  He spoke in encouraging terms as to signs of the times, and invoked his colored brethren to display a still deeper interest in the anti-slavery cause, which he characterized as the cause of the whole human race.”