African Colonization Convention called

African Colonization,   A call for a ‘National Emigration Convention’ is published in Frederick Douglass’s Paper for last week , signed by nearly thirty colored men residing in New York and Pennsylvania.  It sets forth the character and objects of the Convention:  ‘All colored men favorable to emigration out of the United States, and opposed to the American Colonization scheme of leaving the Western Hemisphere, are requested to meet in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday, the 24th of August, 1855, in a National Convention, then and there to consider and decide upon the great and important subject to emigrating from the United States.

(Liberator, Sept 2, 1853, pg 3)