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National Convention at New Orleans, LA
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NATIONAL COLORED CONVENTION.
The proceedings of the fifth and last day of this convention were confined principally to discussions on the "platform" submitted by the committee on platform and resolutions.
The convention was called to order at half-past ten o'clock by the Hon. Fred. Douglass.
Mr. J. Sella Martin rose to a question of privilege. He asked the secretary to read an extract that appeared in the Times of yesterday morning, taken from the German Gazette. He said the purport of the article was calculated to depreciate the talent and intelligence of the colored representatives here assembled, place the negro element of this country in a wrong attitude, and misinterpret the objects of the convention. He understood the objects of this convention to be the securement of the same civil rights for the colored people that are enjoyed by other citizens of this country. He denied the assertion that this convention had been called either to build up a negro party to threaten the integrity of the Republican party or in any way act in antagonism to the Caucasian race. As he understood it, the object of the convention was to secure a fair and full opportunity to show that the colored people of this country are capable of improvement,
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