The first national Negro convention held in Philadelphia (52 words)

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In September 1830 black representatives from several states met in Philadelphia at the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) to discuss black resettlement in Canada, as well as other topics concerning the oppression of the black population of the United States. The convention was presided over by Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the AME.

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