Congressional Edition Volume 5400

Congressional Edition Volume 5400

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...is a fund somewhere, which grows in importance and amounts up into the thousands of dollars. He gets the idea that this fund is meant to support all the poor people, and the hard-working Eeople, and every person who gets into trouble, and he usually gets is part of that fund. He knows how to get it, and in proportion as he is brought into contact with this artificial life, this new life, in that proportion he loses the spirit of simplicity, the spirit of helpfulness which he had before he came into the city environments. I repeat that, in the negro's present condition of inexperience and lack of strength in many matters, that you should use your influence, wherever you can, to keep him on the soil in the rural districts, and especially in the rural districts of our southern country. As I have suggested, the negro has been putting into practice the very ideas you nave been emphasizing all through this afternoon and evening. He has been putting into practice more largely than any other race in America in the same relative stage of civilization, the principles which you have been talking about to-day. Now as to the influence of institutional life upon the negro: I strongly advocate, as I have already suggested, the keeping of the individual negro child in the individual family. I have had some experiences in connection with asylums of various kinds and with institutions that are organized for the care of dependent children of my race, and my observation and experience, so far as it concerns my people, is this: I find that in many cases the child would be better off if left to chance to get into some home than he is in the average orphan asylum. We have at Tuskegee many individuals and many students who come to us from the orphan asylums. We...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980875
  • 9781236980878