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NUMBER 105. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. DECEMBER, 1899. (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 college 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 aia 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 aadressed to Pres. Horace Bumstead, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. On The Campus, Miss Stenabaugh returned Nov. 29. Mrs. Chase is expected next, the latter part of December. There was a" sociable for the whole school in Ware Memorial Chapel on Thanksgiving night. Diligence in foot ball is now manifest upon our campus. Arrangements for a game with Fisk failed, but one is scheduled with Tuskegee Dec. 15. The report of the Fourth Annual Conference on City Problems, held last May, on The Negro in Business, will soon be issued from our printing office. Through the liberality of some friends, supplemented by the work of our own shop, a basket ball outfit has been procured for the girls. The field is located just back of North Hall. Instruction in the game is given by Miss Dodd. The first practice began Nov. 16. The astronomical conscience 6f both teachers and students was keen from Nov. 13 to Nov. 16, and many hours of sleep were lost in watching for the expected meteor-oids. Our disappointment at not seeing them had at least this consolation, that the success of others was no better than our own. Mr. T. J. Calloway, a graduate of Fisk University who is now in government employ in connection with the Paris Exposition, was here and addressed the school Nov. 24. He is planning especially for the Negro educational and sociological exhibit, and arranged that Atlanta University, through Prof. DuBois, should prepare a statistical display of sociological work. Our Graduates '76—Pres. R. R. Wright of the Ga. State Industrial College was the orator on Negro Day, Dec. 1, at the fair at Brunswick, Ga. '83—Attention is especially called to the article on our last page with reference to the work of Geraldine E. (Raney) McLester, by her sister and fellow worker in Sanford, Fla., Annie J. (Paney) Hamilton ('88). The affectionate tribute to her memory, thus given, is well deserved. '85—The November number of the Scroll contains an article by Mrs. Anna Wade Richardson, principal of the Lamson School at Marshallville, on Homes of A. U. Graduates. '93—James A. Bray, principal of the West Broad High School at Athens, was ordained to the ministry of the C. M. E. church by Bishop Holsey Nov. 25. He is assigned as pastor of St. Paul's C. M. E. church in Athens, retaining his position as school principal. '94—S. A. Stripling, who has been teaching in Green county, has been assigned to the pastorate of the M.E. church in Griffin for the ensuing year. '98—Aletha R.Howard is instructor in English and Instrumental Music at Knox Institute, Athens, Ga. Eva S. Henderson has a position as teacher in Paris, Texas. '98—Julia G. Childs is again teaching in the West Broad High School in Athens, where she taught for three months a year ago. '99—Annie L. Clark is teaching in one of the public schools at her home in Rome.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1899 no. 105|
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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 December 1899, no. 105.|
|Holding Library||Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center|