Proceedings of the [Annual] Conference Volume 2-3

Proceedings of the [Annual] Conference Volume 2-3

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the history of free governments furnishes no page more barren of wisdom, more unfruitful of practical benefits, than that which records what has been attempted for the Negro by the general Government since 1865." (Curry.) "It can not be safely left to local settlement, haphazard attempts of individuals, to the impractical ideals of enthusiasts. It is suicidal to neglect, to postpone." (Curry.) In the beginning I said that we wquld confine ourselves to the question of the industrial education of the Negro only. But I can not leave my subject without urging upon you that the cause of Negro education can not be successful, unless the education of the White man is provided for. The South can not rise unless the Negro rises. Nor can the Negro rise unless the White man is educated too. So long as the Negro is down the White man will stay down. Eight million ignorant Negroes must be an eternal drag on their White neighbors. And those neighbors, if ignorant. will not permit the Negro to prosper unless they too are educated and prosper. Washington says: "The longer I live, and the more I study the question, the more I am convinced that it is not so much the problem of what you will do with the Negro, as what the Negro will do with you and your civilization. The Negro can afford to be wronged. The White man can not afford to wrong him." The remarkable work of Dr. Curry in the school work in the South is helping out the problem. His broad point of view of education for both the Whites and Blacks, his thorough understanding of this whole question, fit him, above all others, to lead in a general Organization for Southern Industrial Education. The civilizing influence of education is the only possible solution of these problems...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915895
  • 9781236915894