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Proceedings of the Southern States Convention of Colored Men, held in Columbia, S.C., commencing October 18, ending October 25, 1871.

1871SC-Regional-Columbia_Proceedings 91.pdf

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He reviewed the action of the Convention, touching upon the subject of labor, education, temperance, civil rights, &c., and congratulated the Convention that they had taken up these most important subjects, and treated them in the manner they did. He hoped that in all our struggles we would ignore North, South, East and West, so far as sections were concerned, and contribute toward the great cause of peace, liberty and law.

He reminded the Convention that in all they, as a race, say or do, they should remember their poverty, their numbers, and their inexperience, as compared with the more favored race composing the American body politic. He pronounced the Convention a success, and believed that all fair minded men would concede this to it.

After prayer by the Chaplain,

The Convention, on motion of Mr. TURNER, adjounred sine die.






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