1845 Petition to Remove the Word "Color" from Massachusetts Statue Books

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Title

1845 Petition to Remove the Word "Color" from Massachusetts Statue Books

Subject

Charles Battiste

Description

In this 1845 petition, colored citizens of Boston called on the state government of Massachusetts to remove the word "color" from statue books. In particular, the petition mentions the disadvantages of the label "colored" placed next to names in the annual lists of qualified voters. Charles A. Battiste (Sr.) attended the meeting and signed the petition.

Creator

Colored Citizens of Boston

Source

Digital Archive of Massachusetts Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segregation Petitions, Massachusetts Archives, Boston MA, 2015, "Senate Unpassed Legislation 1845, Docket 11662, SC1/series 231, Petition of Benjamin F. Roberts", https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/MEXUU, Harvard Dataverse, V4

Publisher

Harvard Dataverse

Date

01/15/1845

Contributor

[no text]

Rights

Open source.

Relation

[no text]

Format

pdf

Language

en

Type

Archival document

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

1840-1850

Files

Petition18450115_color.pdf

Citation

Colored Citizens of Boston, “1845 Petition to Remove the Word "Color" from Massachusetts Statue Books,” Central New York Digital History, accessed April 13, 2024, https://cnydigitalhistory.com/items/show/18.