Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Convention of Colored Citizens,” August 2, 1859

Source citation
“Convention of Colored Citizens,” Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, August 2, 1859, p. 2: 2.
Newspaper: Publication
Lowell Daily Citizen & News
Newspaper: Headline
Convention of Colored Citizens
Newspaper: Page(s)
2
Newspaper: Column
2
Type
Newspaper
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
Transcription date
The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

CONVENTION OF COLORED CITIZENS. A convention of the colored citizens of the New England states was commenced at the Meionaion in Boston yesterday. The object of the gathering is to promote the interests of the colored people as to their rights and duties as citizens – a character which some of the ermined officials of the federal courts have assumed to ignore altogether. The Atlas and Bee says the attendance was very large, filling the hall to an uncomfortable degree. George T. Downing of Rhode Island presided, assisted by a number of vice presidents and secretaries. Three sessions were held, the last one in the evening in the Tremont Temple hall. The convention will be continued to-day. Many of the members are marked for ability, and not a few of the leaders in attendance good looking, nearly to elegance. The female delegations from Providence and New Bedford were especially worthy of compliment for their beauty and grace.

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