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Convention of Colored Newspaper Men Cincinnati, August 4th, 1875, Wednesday A. M.
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Mr. Douglass, in the chair, suggested that the resolution be telegraphed to Wendell Philips, who is at this hour delivering an oration, in Boston, on the occasion of the O’Connel anniversary The suggestion was adopted.*
The report of the committee providing for the publication, by Conference, of a Centennial volume, in regard to work of the Negro, in the various occupations in the United States during the past hundred years, was then taken up.
Mr. Clark moved an amendment to the effect that the Committee on the Centennial be requested to publish such a volume, which was adopted.
Mr. Clark moved to strike out the 1st and 2nd sections of the first resolution. And so much of the 4th as refers to correspondence between the Committee and Centennial Commissioner, which was adopted.
The resolution to procure a work of art, to be placed in the centennial exposition, in the name of the colored women of America was taken up.
Mr. Arnett remarked, that he was in favor of this proposition, to have the race represented by this work of art. His remarks were strikingly patriotic and eloquent. He was especially in favor of colored women being represented in that Exposition; and he was glad this proposition had come up to recognize the colored race through them.
The resolution was then agreed to.
The report, as amended, was then adopted.
Governor Pinchback, taking the floor, stated that they believed most of the business for which the Convention had assembled, was accomplished.
The Committee on Education, on account of the illness of its chairman, had not reported and he suggested that it be left for publication in the proceedings.
On motion of Mr. Martin, the report as read and considered in caucus, as follows, be adopted, which was agreed to:
Report of the Business Committee.
Mr. Wm, G, Brown, Chairman of the business Committee, submitted the following report, which was adopted:
“WHEREAS, we regard the American Nation as a great crucible, in which are being fused the various characteristics of the races on the earth, from which will spring the future American citizen; and the welfare of the present as well as that of the future generations, depends upon raising the character of each citizen to the highest point of excellence ; and knowing that ignorance, poverty, and moral degradation, in part, must disastrously affect the interests of the whole; therefore
“Resolved, that we sincerely deprecate the prejudice which has compelled us to report to separate race or
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