God save the Union!

God_Save_Union 1863 AIHA.jpgAgain from the Albany Institute of History and Art collection, evidence of our city’s redemption from its history of slavery. On January 5, 1863, a mass convention was held in celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. Frederick Douglass, a frequent visitor to Albany, would be present.

Could this be the Hamilton Street church that held the convention?

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