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Proceedings of the State Convention of Colored Men of Texas, Held at the City of Austin, July 10-12, 1883.

1883TX-State-Austin_Proceedings (9).pdf

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in the State of Texas, as follows: The Austin Citizen, (weekly) Austin; the People's Informer, (weekly) Paris; the Christian Star, (monthly) Dallas; the Baptist Journal, (monthly) Marshall. Report adopted.

Committee on Grievances reported. After the reading of the report, I. H. Scott moved to strike out the clause referring to inns and taverns, stating that while he favored being accommodated decently at these places, he did not think that agitating the question would accomplish any good, considering the feeling manifested on that subject by the dominant race. In other words, he thought it too early to make a move in that direction in the South. After a sharp discussion on both sides, the motion was voted down, and the report was adopted as a whole. See Report C.

Committee on Education reported. Report adopted. See Report D

Resolution by J. H. Martin on Protective Union, was referred to the Committee on that subject.

Resolution by R. J. Moore on apportionment of representation to Texas Colored Men’s Convention, was referred to the committee on that subject.

Committee appointed to select delegates to the National Convention reported. There were several changes made in the delegation as reported; as finally adopted, see Report E.

Committee on Agriculture reported. Report adopted. See Report F.

Committee on Orphans’ Home reported. Report adopted. See Report G.

Prof. W. E. Brooks, President of the Tillotson Institute, was introduced to the Convention. On invitation, he made a few remarks, which were well received.

Committee on Mechanical Association reported. Report adopted. See Report H.

Committee on Trade and Union reported. Report adopted. See Report I.

The following resolution by J. N. Johnson was adopted: Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Board

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