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Freedmen’s Convention Highway Historical Marker

  • Hillsborough St. at Harrington St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603

In the months following the Civil War, freed slaves held meetings throughout eastern North Carolina, which led to a statewide convention in Raleigh, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 1865. Meeting at the site of present-day Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 106 delegates from 34 of the state’s then-89 counties resolved to seek freedmen’s equal rights with whites, especially serving on juries, acting as their own counsel and voting in elections.

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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