Contributors to The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century (UNC Press, 2021) discuss the 70-year Colored Conventions movement, the prequel to the NAACP, Civil Rights, and Black Lives Matter movements. The book represents a pivotal first volume on the Conventions that places Black organizing for legal, educational and labor rights and equal protection at the center of 19th-century race and reform.
Joan Bryant (Syracuse University)
Jim Casey (Pennsylvania State University)
P. Gabrielle Foreman (Pennsylvania State University)
Derrick R. Spires (Cornell University)
Psyche Williams-Forson (University of Maryland)