Alexander Gifford; Or, Vi'let's Boy, a Story of Negro Life

Alexander Gifford; Or, Vi'let's Boy, a Story of Negro Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...Now Mr. Carpenter, these facts speak for themselves, for what is true of Chicago is true of Nashville, Atlanta, Georgia, and other Southern cities. Then there are scattered all over the South young men and women, who, if educated, will become strong to lift up their own race. Don't for one moment think I am not in full sympathy with the Industrial Schools. I would have their number increased a thousand fold, for the majority of the negro young men and women will be fitted for a useful life in these institutions." "I cannot understand, how you, a Southern man, can take such a stand on the negro question! I can understand Mr. de Goochy's feelings, for I have felt much as he does, till within a short time. The practical work done at Tuskegee, opened my eyes to the advantages to be derived from such schools. Let me say right here Mr. Gleason, I am not thinking so much of the negro's uplift as I am of his betterment to serve our ends and increase his usefulness in our ser vices. I cannot get above the fact that they are an inferior race, once our slaves; and that they are black! You may give them all the education you will, their black skin remains, and I believe they will be none the less deceitful or treacherous, vicious or untruthful," Mr. Carpenter warmly urged. "I believe myself thoroughly loyal to the highest good of the South, and that I am doing that which will best advance her interests, when I urge the Higher Education for the exceptional, mind you, exceptional men and women." "I cannot fail to see the wisdom shown by Japan in selecting her best young men and sending them to England and America to be educated, and how these young men have been the inspiration that has made the new Japan of today. It was...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923111
  • 9781236923110