This detail from a broadside produced by the Readjuster Party of Virginia shows the title and subtitle of a report on a convention of Black Republicans held in Petersburg in March 1881. The convention made an "eloquent appeal" for racial harmony, according to the subtitle. The full report included the following resolution that was adopted unanimously at the meeting:
Resolved, That the colored people of Virginia, in convention assembled in the city of Petersburg, regard the Readjuster party with favor, and confidently believe that their interests will be better secured and preserved by aiding that party in its efforts to achieve and permanently settle the antagonism of races, which has unfortunately affected the prosperity of our State.
Citation: "Address to Virginians. The Eloquent Appeal of the Petersburg State Convention for Harmony Between White and Colored Citizens ... Broadside 1881 .R43. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA