- A Brief Introduction to the Movement
- Bishop Henry McNeal Turner
- Word Travels Fast: 1855 Philadelphia
- Henry Highland Garnet's "Address"
- What Did They Eat? Where Did They Stay?
- Black Wealth and the 1843 Convention
- African American Women's Economic Power
- The First National Convention
- The "Conventions" of the Conventions: Political Rituals
- 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
- Delegate Search
- Women in the Conventions | March 8, 2017
- About Us
- Contact Us
Scripto | Transcribe Page
Proceedings of a Convention of the Colored Men of Ohio, held in Xenia, on the 10th, 11th and 12th days of January, 1865 : with the Constitution of Ohio Equal Rights League.
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]
PROCEEDINGS OF A CONVENTION OF THE COLORED MEN OF OHIO, HELD IN XENIA ON THE 10th, 11th AND 12th DAYS OF JANUARY, 1865; WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE OHIO EQUAL RIGHTS LEAGUE
PROCEEDINGS OF A CONVENTION OF THE COLORED MEN OF OHIO
Tuesday, January 10, 1865 -- 10 A.M.
The Convention met in the First Baptist Church.
David Jenkins, of Columbus, called the house to order.
On motion, Elder Jas. Poindexter, of Columbus, was chosen Chairman of the temporary organization, and J. A. Thompson, of the same place, Secretary.
Messrs. J. McSimpson, Rev. J. T. Ward, and J. M. Devine were appointed a Committee on Credentials.
During the absence of the committee, Messrs. Jenkins, Poindexter and others made brief speeches.
On motion, the following gentlemen were appointed to nominate officers for a permanent organization: J. T. Ward, Rev. J. A. Warren, Eld. G. W. Bryant, Wesley Gassoway, Henry Hurd, H. Ford, Rev. J. M. Devine, George W. Wilson, and Benjamin Hudson.
On motion of D. Jenkins, the rules of the National Convention, held at Syracuse, N.Y., October 4th, 1864, were adopted as the rules of order of this Convention.
By amendment, it was voted to hold night sessions from 7 to 10 each evening.
Rev. J. A. Warren opened the session with prayer. Elder James Poindexter in the chair. Minutes read and approved.
Committee on permanent organization reported as follows:
Elder James Poindexter, President; David Jenkins, Rev. J. A. Warren, Rev. E. Davis, F. D. Merritt, J. McSimpson, Vice Presidents; G. G. Collins, First Secretary; J. A. Thompson, Second Secretary; Rev. Jesse Devine, Chaplain.
On motion, the report of the committee was adopted and discharged.
On motion of Mr. David Jenkins, Messrs. Samuel Troy, Jr., J. D. Betts, and J. H. Johnson were appointed a Finance Committee.
On motion, it was resolved to appoint a Business Committee of nine; afterwards the number was increased to thirteen.
The following gentlemen were appointed that committee, viz: Messrs. A. J. Anderson, D. Jenkins, John Booker, E. C. Jackson, R. J. Robinson, Rev. H. J. Young, Rev. John A. Warren, H. Ford, Rev. J. Miller, Dr. J. McSimpson, Henry Hurd, A. N. Redman, J. C. Abney.
Mr. Robinson offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Convention will appoint a committee of one or more, to labor with the General Assembly, for the repeal of the laws which disfranchise the colored citizens of Ohio, and that the said committee be paid a
You don't have permission to discuss this page.