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NUMBER 99. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. MARCH, 1899. (Thirtieth Year.) ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. The higher education of carefully selected Negro young men and women, in both academic and industrial lines, is emphasized by this Institution as necessary for the elementary and industrial training of the masses.. "Men of light: and leading" in other spheres of activity are also greatly needed by the race that has so long sat in darkness. Earnestly Christian, as required by its charter, yet entirely unsectarian, the Institution is controlled solely by its own board of, trustees, on which several denominations are represented. Some 300 students are enrolled under 23 officers and teachers. From the college and normal courses 333 graduates have been sent out, nearly all of whom have readily found permanent employment in teaching or other useful occupations. Situated only about seventy miles from the centre of the Negro population of the country, in one of the largest Southern cities, and at the railroad centre of the South, its location is of strategic importance for promoting the educational advancement of the South. Its plant includes sixty-five acres of land, four large brick buildings, library of 10, 400 volumes, apparatus and other equipment worth not less than $250,000. With practically no endowment, with no aid from public or denominational funds, receiving about one-fourth of its support from its own students, the Institution appeals for an endowment of $500, 000, and, until that is secured, for $25,000 annually to meet current expenses. Gifts of any amount are welcome, but special appeal is made for subscriptions of $100 and upwards, and for $40 scholarships. Remittances may be addressed to Pres. Horace Bumstead, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. On The Campus. Hon. G. R. Glenn, State School Commissioner for Georgia, addressed the school after devotions Feb. 28. His address was much enjoyed by all. Mr. G. L. Wood, impersonator and dialect reader, gave one of his interesting entertainments the night of February 3. There was an unusually interesting union meeting Sunday night, Feb. 19, under the auspices of the Christian Endeavor Society. Rev. Dr. David Macrae of Dundee, Scotland, visited the school for a short time Feb. 27. Prof. and Mrs. W. G. Waterman, of Fisk University, were with us a few days in February. Mrs. Herndon, our teacher of elocution, and Miss Clifford, our teacher of music, directed a concert given by home talent Feb. 21, in the interest of the athletic association. The pro-gram was well rendered, the attendance quite large, and a fair sum was netted to the association. Brief mention ought to be made of the extraordinarily severe weather Feb. 12 and 13. Atlanta's official thermometer went the lowest in its history, 81/2|degrees below zero. A fair amount of snow fell, the wind was piercing, and the plumbers had more than they could do for some time. Mr. L. H. Mahone of Charleston, West Virginia, visited the school on Tuesday, Mar. 7, and spoke to us on Thursday night. Mr. Mahone is under appointment as one of the commissioners to examine the educational situation in Cuba, and report to our government concerning it. He was on his way to Cuba when visiting us. Our Graduates. At the Workers' Conference at Tuskegee Feb. 23, the day following the Negro Conference, the subject under discussion was, the relation between the two races in the South. Of the committee of three appointed by Principal Washington to draft resolutions upon this subject, the first two were graduates of this institution, namely, Rev. Silas X. Floyd('91) of Augusta, Ga., and Rev. E. J. Penney ('76) of Tuskegee, Ala. '79—Rev. E.P.Johnson, for many years pastor of the Baptist church in Madison, has been chosen superintendent of institute work among the colored Baptists of Georgia. In this work he is assisted by three other clergymen. Mr. Johnson's headquarters are in Atlanta. '87—Lilla E. Badger is now a teacher in one of the public schools of Dallas, Texas. '90—F. G. Snelson writes from Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Prof. Webster that he was elected, Jan. 23, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London, of which the Prince of Wales is the president. Mr. Snelson, who is presiding elder and general superintendent of the Sierra Leone and West African missions of the A. M.E. Church, was given the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Wilberforce University at its last commencement. '95—Janie C. (Wright) Sloan died in Atlanta Mar. 9. Before her marriage she was a successful public school teacher. She was one of three sisters who have graduated here. '98—Amanda M. Hill is principal of the public school at LaFayette, Ala.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1899 no. 99|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is March 1899, no. 99.|
|Holding Library||Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center|