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Turner and the Conventions
Bishop Turner was extremely active during Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction Colored Conventions movement. Many of the proceedings for those conventions are hard to find, but traces and references to his presence and work survive in newspaper articles and petitions. In 1893, Bishop Henry McNeal Turner called a National Colored Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also attended other Colored Conventions in Georgia including the State Colored Convention in Macon, Georgia, in 1888, and the Nashville State Colored Convention in 1874. The fact that Bishop Turner had the popularity and means to call a National Colored Convention outside of his state of residence and, strictly speaking, greatest influence—he lived in Georgia at the time—speaks to the stature he had in the Black community on a national scale.
Below is a storymap of Bishop Turner’s Colored Conventions attendance.