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Speaker or author: Stokes, D. P.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books and Manuscripts

The speaker stressed that free black citizens should be able to hold more positions as farmers, mechanics, banking clerks and store owners. He believed that with the help of those present at the convention, African Americans in California could achieve success in realizing their own potential in these areas.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 546 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1855-11-21

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: California; government; industry; livelihood; population; prejudice; representation

Publication type: Speeches; Text

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