Curators: Dr. Selena Sanderfer is an Associate Professor at Western Kentucky University.

Eileen Moscoso, graduate student at the University of Delaware and Grants and Pipeline teams member of the Colored Conventions Project.

Rosalie Hooper, graduate students in the University of Delaware Winterthur Program in American Material Culture for English/History 641, Spring 2016 taught by P. Gabrielle Foreman.

Edited by Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman.

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.

The Colored Conventions Project works with teaching partners and their students to create digital content on the rich history of Black political organizing in the nineteenth century. Visit our Teaching Partners page to browse the curriculum and find information on becoming a teaching partner.

Citation: Moscoso, Eileen, Rosalie Hooper, and Selena Sanderfer. “Stake Claim Or Take Flight: The Birth of Southern Conventions After the Civil War.” Colored Conventions Project. 2016.


Previous Citation: Moscoso, Eileen, Rosalie Hooper, and Selena Sanderfer. “The Postbellum Southern Conventions Movement and Emigration Debate.” Omeka RSS. 2016.