North Carolina Freedmen hold a four-day convention in Raleigh


A  four day North Carolina Freedmen's Convention with around a hundred delegates from around the state was held in Raleigh with James H. Harris in the chair.  The sitting state governor Jonathan Worth addressed the meeting briefly on the second afternoon and the former governor William W. Holden spoke on the third day.  Many of the speeches from the delegates complained of the treatment that African-Americans were currently suffering at the hands of lawless white citizens. (By John Osborne)

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Minutes of the Freedmen's Convention held in the City of Raleigh on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th of October 1866 (Raleigh, NC: Standard Book and Job Office, 1866), 2-14.

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