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

Two advertisements, one that is searching for James Starkey's son Alexander Starkey. The other advertisement announced Alexander's arrival

An article written under the "Communications" section of the Pacific Appeal.

A letter to the Editors at the Sacramento Daily Union from "Burke" describing the proceedings from the California "Colored Convention in 1856.

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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