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History Matters: The Colored Conventions Project

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Published on May 1, 2015

This month's History Matters takes a look at the University of Delaware’s interdisciplinary academic project Colored Conventions. It's an effort to digitize the meeting minutes of the nation's first black meetings, conventions which took place between 1830 and until after the Civil war. These minutes provide a glimpse into black leadership and life that has traditionally been hard to access. Last weekend there was a symposium at the University of Delaware that brought together several different academics who study race, literature and American history.

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