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Frederick Douglass' 'eloquence' at the Colored Convention...



Item # 671896

April 14, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 14, 1872 

* National colored convention
* Frederick Douglass as president


Page 12 begins with column heads: "NATIONAL COLORED CONVENTION" "Fred Douglass, the Great African Light, in His Element" "Fred's Eloquence Inexhaustible" "A Review of the Horrors of Slavery & the Beauties of Freedom" "The Clans Completely Silenced" "He May Vote for Grant, but He Will Worship Sumner" "Civil Rights, Social Equality and God Over All".
Also of interest is a page 9 article: "Saintly Demons" "A full Blooded Mormon Would Make 'a Moscow' of Salt Lake City Before Relinquishing Mormonism--Cursing President Grant and Family and Abusing Judge McKean". Near the end is: "...The Mormons generally have little hope in the success of their application for admission into the Union as as state...".
The detailed account of the convention takes 1 1/2 columns.
Complete in 16 pages, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War