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New England Colored Citizens' Convention opens in Boston

08/01/1859
African-American representatives from all over New England met in Boston.  The stated aims of the meeting were to determine a course of action in the upcoming presidential election and more generally to advance the race morally, socially, and politically. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Colored People in Council," New York Times, August 3, 1859, p. 4. 

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