Freedmen’s Convention Highway Historical Marker
- Address: Hillsborough St. at Harrington St., Raleigh, NC 27603
- Area: Downtown Raleigh
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.