- 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
- 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
- Women in the Conventions | March 8, 2017
- Douglass Day
- About Us
- Contact Us
Scripto | Transcribe Page
Proceedings of the Conn. State Convention of Colored Men, Held at New Haven, June 6th and 7th, 1865.
1865CT State New Haven proceedings-page7.pdf
This page has been marked complete.
- Type what you see in the pdf, even if it's misspelled or incorrect.
- Leave a blank line before each new paragraph.
- Type page numbers if they appear.
- Put unclear words in brackets, with a question mark, like: [[Pittsburg?]]
- Click "Save transcription" frequently!
- Include hyphens splitting words at the end of a line. Type the full word without the hyphen. If a hyphen appears at the end of a page, type the full word on the second page.
- Include indents, tabs, or extra spaces.
Current Saved Transcription [history]
thirds vote of the members present, at any annual meeting of the League.
SEC. 8. Three members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business by the Executive Board.
WHEREAS, The subject of the Elective Franchise has recently engaged the attention of the Legislature of this State, and has passed that Honorable body by the required constitutional majority, and now awaits the ratification of the people at the approaching elections, therefore be it
Resolved, That this Convention, representing the feelings and opinions of the colored people of this State, declare their sentiments upon the subject.
SEC. 1. We regard the right of the Elective Franchise as one of the most valuable and sacred rights of man, and at once the glory and shield of civil government.
SEC. 2. That to deprive any class of men of this invaluable and inalienable right, and for a pretext, relieve their property from a State tax, when at the same time they must bear part of the expenses of the general government, is not to be considered as a favor, but is rather a measure calculated to fix upon them more deeply the mark of political degradation.
SEC. 3. The constitutional disability under which colored men labor in the State of Connecticut, being founded upon that color with which the Almighty Creator has endowed them, is impious before Heaven, unjust and cruel to those affected by it, abhorrent to the religion of Jesus Christ, insulting to humanity, a dishonor to the State, and an obstacle to that spirit of freedom which is abroad in the earth, straggling to redeem man the world over, and should therefore be speedily removed.
SEC. 4. We believe that the day has now come, when the people
You don't have permission to discuss this page.