Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Colored Conventions Project are seeking proposals for the first in a series of murals to be dedicated to the rich history of the Colored Conventions Movement, which was founded right here in Philadelphia! Register for the Information Session on March 29th (to Apply by April 2nd). This Session is open to the public.
To register Information: https://forms.gle/mPGXMmzQJHGA3iXu9
Over the course of seven decades, hundreds of thousands of Black people traveled to attend state and national meetings publicly advertised as “Colored Conventions.” They gathered to advocate for educational justice, for voting and political rights, for access to jobs and equal pay, as well as for freedom from anti-Black violence. Launched in 1830 at Mother Bethel AME Church in the last year of Bishop Richard Allen’s life.
The Colored Convention Project has been featured in the New York Times, The Philadelphia Tribune, Forbes, and Ms. Magazine. It was selected as a National Endowment of Humanities Essential Project (2017) alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls, George Washington Papers, and Ken Burns’s Civil War.
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