- 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
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Delegates at the 1830s conventions came from multiple cities. Traveling carried its own risks; abduction of free African American men, women, and especially children was a regular threat. This meant that both the traveler and the family he left behind were vulnerable. Nevertheless, the delegates still attended the conventions.
The map below shows the routes traveled by attendees of the Philadelphia conventions. The purpose of this map is to give a sense of the critical importance of the widespread Black travel and mobility associated with the Colored Conventions movement.
Furthermore, attendees to the First National Colored Convention would go on to attend more conventions in the future. This is evidence of their commitment to the goals Colored Conventions movement.