The College-Bred Negro; Report of a Social Study Made Under the Direction of Atlanta University Together with the Proceedings of the Fifth Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems, Held at Atlanta University, May 29-30, 1900

The College-Bred Negro; Report of a Social Study Made Under the Direction of Atlanta University Together with the Proceedings of the Fifth Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems, Held at Atlanta University, May 29-30, 1900

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...legislature, while a third has served two terms in the Texas legislature, being elected by the aid of the votes of Southern white men in a predominantly white community. SOCIAL REFORM. "And it is not out of place to say a few words in this connection concerning the remarkable work which this last named graduate, Robert L. Smith has been able to do. His maiden speech in the legislature helped to defeat a bill which has never since been resurrected proposing to compel the railroads of the State to practice race discrimination by obliging their white and colored passengers to occupy separate waiting rooms at the stations. He was also instrumental in securing the passage of an antilynching law with such effective provisions that lynchings in the state have practically ceased. But his most conspicuous service has been rendered to the Negro farmers of his State. This has been done through the organization of a farmers' Improvement Society, with many branches, whose members are pledged to become land owners, to diversify their crops, to improve and beautify their homes, to fight the credit system by buying only for cash on a co-operative plan, and to raise their own supplies so far as possible. The fact that he can report to-day 86 branches of his society scattered over the State of Texas with 9340 members who have bought and largely paid for 46,000 acres of land, worth nearly half a million dollars, is a valuable illustration of what one Negro with high ideals and an earnest purpose can accomplish for the economic and material advancement of his race. EDITORIAL AND LITERARY WORK. "Several graduates have done considerable newspaper work and many sermons and addresses delivered by them have been published. At least two publications have been...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518438
  • 9781236518439