Colored Conventions, a Rallying Point for Black Americans Before the Civil War

Tennessee – The Colored National Convention held at Nashville in April 1876, printed in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper

From rousing speeches to resolutions and songs, material related to an activist phenomenon that began in the 1830s is being explored by a team at the University of Delaware.

Source: Colored Conventions, a Rallying Point for Black Americans Before the Civil War

The Colored National Convention in session at Washington DC – Sketched by Theo. R. Davis