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NUMBER 107. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. FEBRUARY, 1900. (Thirty-first 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 . 22 officers and teachers. From the col lege and normal courses 352 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, 500 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, On account of the growing seriousness of Mrs. Chase's condition, Prof. Chase left for Bellows Falls, Vt., Jan. 22. Mr. Leland's mother, and Mrs. Leland's father and mother, spent two weeks in January visiting Mr. and Mrs. Leland at their home, 173 For- Among our recent visitors have been Colonel and Mrs. Abernethy of Osage, Iowa. Colonel Abernethy was in General Sherman's army in the Atlanta campaign. Mr. Charles W. Wood, a graduate of Beloit College, and at present the head of the English department at Tuskegee, delighted teachers and students by readings and impersonations after our chapel exercises February 9. Mr. T. J. Calloway has recently visited us, in connection with his work in behalf of the Paris Exposition. Mrs. Calloway was with him here a part of the time, also Mr. Shepard of St. Paul, Minn., and Mr. Hillyer of Washington, D. C., both of whom are connected with the same work. The thirty one charts which constitute the Atlanta University exhibit for the Paris Exposition were shown to teachers and students prior to being sent away. They picture to the eye in a most interesting manner many facts about the Negro as a property holder, his educational progress, his means of earning a livelihood, his birth and death rate, his rate of increase as compared with the white population, etc. Our Graduates '81—Butler R. Wilson presided over a meeting at Young's Hotel, Boston, Feb. 12 (Lincoln's birthday), in the interest of the higher education of the Negro. Pres. Bumstead and Mr. Bradford were among the speakers. '85—Rev. L. B. Maxwell was the e-mancipation orator at Augusta, January 1. He is also conducting a vigorous campaign as field worker of the International Sunday School Convention. At a crowded mass meeting in Atlanta, January 15, he presented to the public a remarkable program, including addresses by Governor Candler, ex-Governor Nor-then, Hon. Hoke Smith, Rev. S. X. Floyd ('91) of Augusta, J. R. Porter ('86) of Atlanta, and others. '94—We print elsewhere a poem by J. W. Johnson, which appeared in the February Century. Those who knew him while a student here will at once recall his occasional practice of expressing himself in verse, to our great interest, and rejoice in this introduction thus given him to a wider audience. '94—Mamie L. Williams is teaching at Sandersville, near her home in Macon. '94—George A. Towns, of the class of 1900 in Harvard University, is published five times in the Rank List of that institution for the year 1898-99. He attained Grade B in the following courses ; English O, Economics 3, Philosophy 3, Philosophy 16, Philosophy 18. '96—Celia R. Brooks is teaching at Folsom, Ga.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1900 no. 107|
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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 February 1900, no. 107.|
|Holding Library||Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center|