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Convention of Colored Newspaper Men Cincinnati, August 4th, 1875, Wednesday A. M.
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"14. One Hundred Years with the Negro as a Farmer and Mechanic.
"15. One Hundred Years with the Negroes' Literature.
"16. One Hundred Years with the Negro Professors.
"17. One Hundred Years with the Negro Statesmen, or Politician.
"18. Negro Martyrs.
"RESOLVED, That a committee of two be appointed to edit and superintend the publication of said volume, and the same to be ready by the 4th of July, 1876.
"RESOLVED, That editors appoint a committee on each department, and the duty of said Committee on Edition, shall be to collect, compile and arrange all material belonging to his special department, and forward the same to the editors by the 1st of January, 1876
"RESOLVED, That a committee of three be appointed, to be known as the Centennial Committee, whose duty it shall be, to correspond with the Centennial Commissioner, and urge upon him the necessity of having the productions of the colored race represented in the Centennial Exposition; and the said committee is recommended to take such steps as they in their judgment may deem expedient to have the religious, literary, educational and mechanical interests of the Negro fully represented.
"RESOLVED, That the said committee is recommended to produre a statue, or work of art, from Miss Edmonia Lewis, and have the same placed on exhibition at the Centennial Celebration, in the name of the colored women of America; and that the committee be instituted at the close of the Exposition, to place said work of art in some public building, or park in the city of Washington, there to remain.
"RESOLVED, That the committee, if necessary, organize a Centennial Association, or committee, among our ladies, to raise money to carry out the above recommendation."
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