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"Resolutions," First Freedmens' Convention, Mobile, Alabama, November 28, 1865

Mobile, Alabama, 1864, artist's impression, zoomable image
The fifty-six delegates to the First Freedmen's Convention met in Mobile in late November 1865. Methodist ministers largely set the tone for the meeting with Reverend E.S. Wynn in the chair and the resolutions the convention passed were hardly designed to raise black passions or white fears. Religion featured strongly, along with the dignity and responsibilities of labor, and the disavowing of any rumors that freemen might be contemplating violence and a seizing of plantation lands. White Alabama officials, however, largely responded with a widespread ignoring of such resolutions. (By John Osborne)

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