This month CCP project members presented at the 2019 African American Intellectual History Society conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This year the focus of the conference was “Black Internationalism – Then and Now.”
On Humanities Advocacy Day, we share this video of CCP project members share their thoughts on the importance of the humanities.This includes the role the federal government’s National Endowment of the Humanities plays in making our histories – including Black history – available for all of us.
CCP announces “Words of Influence Contest for Young Writers 2019.”
National and state conventions for African Americans of Ohio in the mid-nineteenth century opened the debate on black women’s participation in racial and political leadership. Just coming from the women’s convention in Seneca Falls and Rochester, Frederick Douglass as the President introduced a white woman, Rebecca Sanford with the wordings of women’s rights at the Colored National Convention, which was held at Cleveland, Ohio in 1848.
The varying roles of black women in liberation politics have been well established. Alongside Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth and others, Mary Ann Shad Carey was tireless in her efforts and adamant in her beliefs in women’s equality, refusing to be silenced or relegated to the role of “helpmate” providing refreshments and entertainments for male repasts.
The Colored Conventions Project appreciates the support of:
The Colored Conventions Project was launched and cultivated at the University of Delaware from 2012-2020.