Colored Conventions Project Digital Records



About the Colored Conventions Project

The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a digital humanities project led by students, faculty, and librarians. To learn more about the the project or to view exhibits, curriculum, and other related-CCP projects, please visit

Project Principles

At the core of CCP, we endeavor to incorporate five principles into all facets of our work. Learn more at the general Colored Conventions Project site.

Using Two Colored Conventions Project Websites

This Digital Records site,, features hundreds of primary sources from the conventions movement. Primary sources include minutes, proceedings, newspaper articles, speeches, letters, transcripts, and images. The digital collections are organized by year, type, and region. Many primary sources have been transcribed and are keyword searchable. Whenever possible, we provide images of the documents along with the transcriptions and relevant metadata.

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How to Use This Site

You can browse documents:

Use the advanced search to filter by keywords, titles, subject, date, and type of record (i.e. minutes, articles, transcripts).

Please note:

  • Name spellings in documents may include abbreviations. Try starting with the most general name  and narrow your search from there. Example: Search “Turner” instead of “Mc-Neal Turner".
  • In addition to your search on this site, you might also find related materials at our general information site,

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