75 delegates gather for the National Negro Convention

August 15

On August 15, 1843, seventy-five delegates from twelve states gathered at the National Negro Convention to discuss anti-slavery.

The convention was held in Buffalo, New York. Many famous African American leaders attended the convention, including Frederick Douglas and Charles L. Redmond. Frederick Douglas and Reverend Henry Highland Grant gave powerful speeches during the convention. Grant’s speech “Address to the Slaves of the United States of America” was most notable.


Sources

National Negro Convention

Frederick Douglass

Black History Month Story

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