New England Colored Citizens' Convention opens in Boston

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. 
Type
Legal/Political
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