BEFORE GARVEY! HENRY MCNEAL TURNER AND THE FIGHT FOR REPARATIONS, EMIGRATION AND BLACK RIGHTS

This exhibit is based on Professor Andre E. Johnson’s award-winning article about the role and work of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner in the Colored Conventions movement, focusing on the last convention called by Bishop Turner, the 1893 National Colored Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Credits

Curators: Denise Burgher, PhD student in English and Committee Chair, the Colored Conventions Project, and Dr. Andre E. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Memphis. Created for Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman’s History/English 641 class, Spring 2016.

Edited by Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman and Sarah Patterson.

Acknowledgements: Samantha de Vera, Simone Austin, Kelli Coles, and Caleb Trotter for further edits, visualization contributions, and technical assistance.

Special thanks to Gale, a Cengage Company, and Accessible Archives Inc.® for granting permission for the use of the materials from 19th Century U.S. Newspaper and African American Newspapers: The 19th Century.

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