Penn State News: New book highlights Colored Conventions and long history of Black activism

Penn State News: New book highlights Colored Conventions and long history of Black activism. “‘The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century,’ published by the University of North Carolina Press and released in March, is the first to emerge from the award-winning Colored Conventions Project (CCP), an interdisciplinary research hub housed in Penn State‚Äôs Center for Black Digital Research (CBDR). The CCP uses digital tools to bring the scattered records of the movement to digital life and make them freely available. Its digital archive has more than quintupled the number of previously available minutes of more than 200 conventions by locating, transcribing, and archiving the records that document this little-known movement.”

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