Once again I am doing a project involved reading lots of newspapers. In the course of doing this I am coming across lots of interesting things that are not relevant to my project (yes, a good number of these are wormholes) but may be useful to others projects so I am clipping them and sending them on. One of the things I am looking for is conventions. The University of Delaware has a project (that was brought to my attention by Kerry Wynn from Washburn) where they are creating a database of all the Colored Conventions, so whenever I read about one, I send it on to them. Here is a link to their site http://coloredconventions.org// and here is a link to the Colored Convention that I found, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22513838/conference_of_leading_blacksjames_guy/. If you notice there is also a story about libraries! Yep, libraries were a big thing.
Also, another sidebar, there was at least one other Colored Convention in Kansas, in 1863 in Leavenworth. I don't have the particulars yet, but I am working on it. When I find it, I will submit it too.
Sorry, there are no great pictures today. If I find some regarding this I will add them later.