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Proceedings of the Colored People's Educational Convention held in Jefferson City, Missouri, January , 1870.


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Daniel Sawyers, Chillicothe, Livingston county. John A. Fouchee, Boonville, Cooper " Matthew S. Parks, Jefferson City, Cole " W. H. Payne, " " " R. B. Foster, " " " John Love, " " " John Jeffries " " " Robert Abbington, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau county. O. H. Webb, Hannibal, Marion county. Benjamin Bamer, Jefferson City, Cole county. Reuben Jackson, " " " " G. W. Dupee, Jefferson City, Cole county. Howard Barnes, " " " " Jacob Fossett, " " " "

On the motion to go into permanent organization, the Convention recorded an affirmative vote.

On motion, a committee of seven was appointed on Permanent Organization, consisting of Prof. J. H. Rector, Greene county; J. T. Smith, St. Louis county; Prof. W. H. Payne, Cole county; J. Haygood, Lafayette county; G. W. Gaines, Franklin county; Irwin Smith, Boone county; George Howard, New Madrid county.

Moses Dickson, of St. Louis county, was called for, and responded thereto by addressing the Convention on the educational necessities of our people.

On motion of J. F. Jordan, J. Milton Turner, of Cooper county, Second Assistant State Superintendent of Public Schools for the State of Missouri, was requested to state the object for which the assembly had been convoked.

Mr. Turner, in responding to the motion, gave a lucid statement of the educational condition, prospects and efforts of the colored people of the State.

The Committee on Permanent Organization having returned, made the following report:

For President—J. Milton Turner, of Cooper county. For First Pice President—Robert W. Stokes, of New Madrid county. For Second Vice President—C. H. Tandy, of St. Louis county. For Recording Secretary—J. Fletcher Jordan, of Howard county.

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