Talks for the Times

Talks for the Times

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...schools and colleges, and being feted by their president. Yours truly, Jambs Lenfestey. Tampa, Fla. I might reply to this wholesale slander in a general way by calling your attention to the fact that these people, so hideous, so morally corrupt, as Brother Lenfestey represents them to be, these people who at the close of the war owned nothing, represented nothing--that these people have to-day in the United States a standing army of 16,000 school teachers, 11,000 males and 5,000 females. The large majority of these teachers are in the South, and have charge of nearly all the public schools for Negro youth. The school commissioners of the South are supposed to be honorable men, and are bound by law to employ no person as teacher who has not a good moral character. Does Brother Lenfestey tell the truth, or are the school commissioners at fault? Surely, too, it need not be repeated here that the teachers in all the common schools of the South are graduates and undergraduates from the various institutions established in that section of country by Northern charity. I hold in my hand a little paper, " The Bulletin" of Atlanta University, published occasionally for the purpose of giving public information with regard to the work of that school. I find here a short article written by one of the teachers, and headed, "What our colored graduates are doing." Under this head the writer proceeds to say: "Of the thirty-two graduates from the college course, five are pastors of churches; one is a college professor; one a law student; eighteen are teachers, of whom five are principals of grammar and high schools; one is a law graduate and United States Treasury clerk; three are in other government service, and three are dead, one of whom...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652398
  • 9781236652393