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National Convention at New Orleans, LA

1872LA-National-reports-page44.pdf

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NATIONAL COLORED CONVENTION.

The principal feature of the fourth day's proceedings of this convention was the advent of Mr. Douglass - the intellectual giant of his race in this country. His fame as an orator, as a man of far more than ordinary mind, and a philanthropist, had preceded his coming and prepared our people, without distinction of color, for beholding a noble specimen of mankind. And all who had the pleasure yesterday of hearing his eloquent address, upon taking the chair as president of the convention, will testify that their highest expectations of the man have been fully realized.

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