The Baptist Home Mission Monthly Volume 16

The Baptist Home Mission Monthly Volume 16

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...difficulty, written consent was obtained, and before leaving the reservation provisional arrangements were made for the opening of missions at these places and for the erection of two chapels, which are now completed, the expense of one being met by the Woman's Baptist Home Mission Society of Chicago. The outlook among the Kiowas is very hopeful. Particulars are given in the HOME MISSION MQNTHLY for June. The most of November was devoted to a study of the condition of the colored people in the plantation districts of the South. The results of this examination have been given in the MONTHLY for March, 1894. As therein stated, it appears that in six States, containing more than half the colored population of the country, there are 4,090,690 colored people, of whom 306,245 are in 25 cities, and 3,784,445 in towns and country; or 470,690 in 25 cities and 97 towns of next rank, and 3,620,000 in the country. The cities have but one-twelfth as many as the country and its towns; the cities and larger towns combined but one-eighth as many as the country itself. The general condition of the plantation population is truly deplorable. While in the cities and larger towns there is marked improvcment, on the great plantations there has been but little progress in thirty years. The majority live in one room cabins, many of these the old slave cabins, tabernacling in them as tenants-at-will. The great problemin the elevation of the Negro in America is here, in their rural abode. To the solution of this, attention should be most earnestly directed. In the articles referred to it was impossible to make a full and truthful presentation of the case, without touching upon subjects concerning which there is great sensitiveness on the part both of the...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236983541