Presentation to William C. Nell

MEETING OF COLORED CITIZENS  Presentation to Mr. William C. Nell for His Efforts in Behalf of Equal School Rights

Agreeably to previous notice, a meeting of the colored citizens of Boston was held in the Southac Street Church, on Monday evening, the 17th inst., for the purpose of presenting a testimonial to Mr. Wm. C. Nell for his disinterested and untiring exertions in procuring the opening of the public schools of the city to the children and youth within its limits, irrespective of complexional differences. The church was crowded by a finely-appearing and evidently intelligent audience, all of whom appeared to take a lively interest in the proceedings. The evening included a presentation of a gold watch to Mr. Nell.
(Liberator, December 28, 1855, pg 2)