The Late Convention of Colored Men (1865) Reconstruction Primary Source Activity w/ Analysis Questions

late convention of colored men

Primary Source Activity with Analysis Questions:

“We, the undersigned members of a convention of the colored citizens of the State of Virginia, would respectfully represent that, although we have been held as slaves, and denied all recognition as a constituent of your nationality for almost the entire period of the duration of your government, and that by your permission we have been denied either home or country, and deprived of the dearest rights of human nature; yet when you and our immediate opposers met in deadly conflict upon the field of battle — the one to destroy, and the other to save your government and nationality, we, with scarce an exception, in our inmost souls espoused your cause, and watched, and prayed, and waited, and labored for your success…..”

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Late Convention of Colored Men 1865 primary source activity

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