Teaching Guides to Use in K-12 and AP/College Classes

In spring 2021, the CCP Curriculum Committee released 16 teaching guides that can be taught in conjunction with the volume The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century (2021), edited by P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, and Sarah Lynn Paterson.


Where Did They Eat? Where Did They Stay? Interpreting Material Culture of Black Women’s Domesticity in the Context of the Colored Conventions

Psyche Williams-Forson


Flights of Fancy: Black Print, Collaboration, and Performances in “An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America (Rejected by the National Convention, 1843)”

Derrick R. Spires


The Organ of the Whole: Colored Conventions, the Black Press, and the Question of National Authority

Benjamin Fagan


As the True Guardians of Our Interests: The Ethos of Black Leadership and Demography at Antebellum Colored Conventions

Sarah Lynn Patterson


Gender Politics and the Manual Labor College Initiative at National Colored Conventions in Antebellum America

Kabria Baumgartner


Stake Claim or Take Flight: The Birth of Southern Conventions after the Civil War

Selena Sanderfer Doss


Further Silence upon Our Part Would Be an Outrage: Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and the Colored Conventions Movement

Andre E. Johnson


None but Colored Testimony against Him: The California Colored Convention of 1855 and the Origins of the First Civil Rights Movement in California

Jean Pfaelzer

The Colored Conventions Project appreciates the support of:


The Colored Conventions Project was launched & cultivated at the University of Delaware from 2012-2020.