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April 11, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1872

* National colored convention
* Frederick Douglass as president


Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Colored National Convention" "Gathering at the Southern States Convention of Colored Men in New Orleans--Pinchback, of Louisiana, and Ransier, of South Carolina, 'Bossing the Job'--Preparing for a Fierce Battle in Favor of General Grant".
Detailed coverage of the first day of this 5 day convention, at which Frederick Douglass would speak, mentioned with: "Fred Douglass Behind Time" "The non-arrival of Fred. Douglass was a disappointment...He will certainly be present to-morrow..." with more. Included is the Preamble and resolutions of the convention.
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War