- A Brief Introduction to the Movement
- To Stay or To Go?: The National Emigration Convention of 1854
- The 1853 Manual Labor College Initiative
- Bishop Henry McNeal Turner
- Mobility, Migration, and the 1855 Philadelphia National Convention
- Henry Highland Garnet's "Address"
- What Did They Eat? Where Did They Stay?
- Black Wealth and the 1843 Convention
- Black Women's Economic Power
- The First National Convention
- The "Conventions" of the Conventions: Political Rituals
- A National Press? The 1847 National Convention and the North Star
- Equality Before the Law: California Black Convention Activism, 1855-65
- Conflict on the Ohio: The 1858 Convention in Cincinnati
- The Post-Bellum Conventions Movement and the Emigration Debate
- Conventions by City
- National Conventions
- Women Delegates
- Women in the Conventions
- Convention Hosts by Denomination
- Conventions by Level
- Clusters of Conventions
- Colored Conventions in Canada
- Women in the Conventions | March 8, 2017
- Douglass Day
- About Us
- Contact Us
Project Committees, 2016-2017
The CCP values the insight and instrumentality of diverse, interdisciplinary working groups that include team members across rank and background. Interdependent committees work towards long-term goals while completing initiatives in small group settings.
Community and Historic Church Outreach. This committee forms organizational partnerships to encourage a variety of communities to learn more about the Colored Conventions movement and to get involved in project initiatives in meaningful ways. Travel to and outreach at a number of sites of historical and intellectual significance are core aspects of members’ roles.
Convention Database. This committee plans and implements initiatives surrounding a developing, community-sourced Conventions Database of information pertaining to the historic Colored Conventions movement. From concept to spreadsheet, members create, clean and compile datasets.
Digital Archives. This committee locates and catalogs convention proceedings and related documents such as convention calls and petitions. Often working closely with librarians, members use library science tools and methodologies to ensure that convention-related documents are uploaded to the repository UDSpace and to content management systems such as Omeka and Wordpress, which serve as platforms for ColoredConventions.org.
Exhibits. This committee oversees the process and design of interactive exhibits that are featured at ColoredConventions.org/exhibits. Members work with National Teaching Partners and community and student contributors to publish original research and writing, media and historical documents that bring to life convention-related ideas, people, places and literature.
Grants. This committee identifies and applies for grant funding. Members fulfill a variety of roles related to strategic planning, grant writing, environmental scans, budgets and work with the UD development office and the UD College of Arts & Sciences and connected departments.
Social Media. This committee oversees online outreach to share news about CCP initiatives, progress and the Colored Conventions movement. Members create, prepare and disseminate content using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Transcribe Minutes. This committee creates fully searchable editions of convention minutes and related documents that are available at ColoredConventions.org/transcribe-minutes. Members prepare and oversee community-sourced corrections of machine-generated transcriptions so they match the actual text from the PDF images of convention minutes.