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Portrait of Mary Ellen Pleasant, civil rights activist and entrepreneur.

Portrait of Nancy Ross Gooch and Andrew Monroe's family. Gooch is seated with a book on her lap.

An image of Frederick Douglass's correspondence with Peter Anderson about the first "Colored Convention" in 1855.

This resource describes Jonas Townsend's travels across the country, the various masonic lodges he was apart of, his later years, and his death.

An article in The Provincial Freeman berates Chinese merchants for appealing to Christianity as a way to obtain equitable treatment for Chinese Americans

Page 2 of this 1862 issue of the Pacific Appeal contains an account of the events that transpired in the 1865 California State Convention--printed seven years after the actual convention.

Article from The Pacific Appeal about the public school system in San Francisco in 1862.

This is an issue of the Pacific Appeal newspaper notably containing an article titled "The Convention of 1856." The outline contains a synopsis of the events that occurred and resolutions that were made during the 1856 California State Convention in…

Editorial written mostly by Jeremiah B. Sanderson, a delegate of the Colored Convention in Sacramento in 1855.

In 1831 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, both free persons and fugitive slaves gathered for the first National Colored Convention to discuss how they could improve the lives of colored persons in the United States. In hopes to “elevate” the…
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