Alabama's African-Americans hold their First Freedmen's Convention at Mobile
Fifty-six delegates from Alabama's freedmen's population met in Mobile for the First Freedmen's Convention. With Reverend E.S. Wynn in the chair and Reverend J.S. Holmes as secretary, the meeting was under moderate control and the resolutions passed evokes God, the values and responsibilities of freedom, and the determination for a peaceful and dignified future for former African-American slaves in the state. (By John Osborne)
Richard Bailey, Neither Carpetbaggers Nor Scalawags: Black Officeholders During the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867-1878 (Montgomery, AL: NewSouth Books, 2010), 31-32.