Proceedings of the Trustees at Their Meeting Volume 2, Nos. 13-19

Proceedings of the Trustees at Their Meeting Volume 2, Nos. 13-19

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...dated March 19, 1879, he says: "I doubt not that there will be applicants for as many as you can allow us." In concluding his Report, he remarks: "In almost every particular have our public schools been progressive. The system has not only grown into public favor, but the scope of its usefulness has increased and extended. The doubts and apprehensions once entertained by the colored portion of our population have been dispelled. Their schools have everywhere been in proportion to their numbers, and they express themselves as fully satisfied that justice has been accorded them. "It is time that the public school be no longer considered with us as eleemosynary. If it is the most efiicient means of educating the masses, and fitting them for the duties and responsibilities of citizenship, it should be esteemed as an institution which it is the duty of the State to support. The last census of the United States reveals the fact that over fifty per cent of our voting population are illiterate--a statement which should claim the attention of every thoughtful man, and which should commend to us any means that may be offered of enlightening the popular mind." ALABAMA. The school population of the State in 1878 was as follows: white, 214,720; colored, 155,525; total, 370,245. Of these there were enrolled in the public schools, 96,799 white children; 63,914 colored; total, 160,713, a large increase over any previous year. The amount paid for the support of the schools was $376,954, which was equally apportioned to the two races according to the number of children. Of this amount, the sum of $5,000 was paid for the Normal School for white teachers at Florence; $4,000 for the colored Normal School at Marion; and $1,000 more

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