The National Colored Convention meets to outline the needs for Black Americans.
1883 (Sep 27)
The National Colored Convention met in Louisville, Kentucky, and presented an outline of societal changes desired by Black Americans. The proclamation focused on the discrepancy between the rights that all citizens have by law and the rights that Blacks, particularly in the South, felt did not exist for them. The address called for an end to the plantation, credit, and mortgage systems and segregation of schools and the armed forces. Conventioneers also called for reforms in the voting and justice systems.