- 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
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- Women in the Conventions
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Postbellum Southern Conventions
Although more attention has been paid to the Colored Conventions movement in the antebellum era, more conventions continued and flourished in the era after the Civil War. The map below illustrates the chronological progression of all currently known Colored Conventions with known locations that occurred between 1865 and 1879.
The Colored Conventions movement flourished in the South as well as the North following the Civil War. Formerly enslaved persons seized the opportunity to freely organize, defying escalating attempts to deny their civil rights. Explore the following pages of this section to learn more about the conventions themselves and their delegates and attendees.
Below is map that shows where Colored Conventions were held after the Civil War. Click on each point to read the minutes of the convention. Some minutes are still unavailable.
Map rendered by Samantha de Vera. Data used for the map above is based on Colored Conventions Projects' records from Spring 2017.