This Day in Black History: Dec. 6, 1869

This Day in Black History: Dec. 6, 1869

Colored National Labor Convention lobbies Congress for Black farmers.

Published December 6, 2011

The Colored National Labor Convention, the nation's first Black labor organization, met in Washington, D.C. They petitioned Congress to divide the public lands of the South into 40-acre farms and to provide low-interest loans for Black farmers.

 

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Written by Britt Middleton

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