Harper attended and gave speeches at three of the Colored Conventions over her lifetime: the Convention of the Colored Men of Ohio (1858 : Cincinnati, OH), the National Convention of Colored Men (1864 : Syracuse, NY), and the Convention of Colored People (1873 : Dover, DE). The convention proceedings minimize Harper’s participation and do not give further details about the speeches. Luckily, we can explore newspaper coverage of related speeches to find more information and context for Harper’s convention speeches.


Below is an interactive map that allows users to track Harper’s convention travels along with how the proceedings record her speeches.


Edited by: Dr. Gabrielle Foreman.