National Equal Rights League

The National Equal Rights League is now holding its annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. About one hundred and fifty delegates are present, comprising representatives from Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other States. The meeting is largely attended by the best colored men in the South.
The main purpose of the Equal Rights League, in this meeting and in all meetings, is to secure for the colored people of this country equality before State and national laws.

(Liberator, September 29, 1865, pg 3)