- 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
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- Women Delegates
- Women in the Conventions
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- Women in the Conventions | March 8, 2017
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The interactive map below incorporates more than fifty advertisements for boardinghouses published in a variety of nineteenth-century African American newspapers. It's important to recognize that these advertisements are not representative of all nineteenth-century boardinghouses. Rather, they comprise just a small portion of the kinds of boarding and lodging houses in operation during the Colored Conventions movement. Despite these limitations, advertisements like the ones featured here provide important information about what boardinghouses were like and what types of services they offered their customers. Click through the map below to learn more.
Researched and written by Anna Lacy. Edited by Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman.