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- To Stay or To Go?: The National Emigration Convention of 1854
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- Mobility, Migration, and the 1855 Philadelphia National Convention
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- What Did They Eat? Where Did They Stay?
- Black Wealth and the 1843 Convention
- Black Women's Economic Power
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- A National Press? The 1847 National Convention and the North Star
- Equality Before the Law: California Black Convention Activism, 1855-65
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The four California State Conventions for Colored Citizens held between 1855 and 1865 relied on news coverage to spread the word about convention activism to multiple publics. East Coast Black and abolitionist newspapers, in particular, carried correspondence from convention delegates like William Newby that praised the civic energy and "intellectual excellence" of the convention participants. Several of the California State Conventions also praised white newspapers that reported convention proceedings in a manner they judged to be fair and unbiased. For more on the relationship between the press and the Colored Conventions, see "Advocate Our Own Cause": Black Newspapers in California in the section below on Nineteenth-Century Black California Political Organizing.
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