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NUMBER 111 ATLANTA, GEORGIA. JUNE, 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 college and normal courses 353 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. The Junior College and Senior Middle Normal classes gave a reception to the teachers and Senior classes the night of May 11. It was in every respect most enjoyable, and especially was the May pole exercise much appreciated by all. Supper on the afternoon of May 18 was transformed into a lawn party on the girls' campus, under the auspices of the Senior Normal class, who admirably played the part of hostesses. By special request the Senior Middle Normal class repeated the May pole exercise. On the afternoon of May 18, in Ware Memorial Chapel, a pleasing recital was given by Miss Clifford's music pupils, both vocal and instrumental, showing the individual work done in this institution, outside of class and chorus drill and the subject of music as a study, all of which come within the range of Miss Clifford's work here. The eclipse of May 28, which in Atlanta was .963 of totality, was eagerly observed by all. At no time were we able to look directly at the sun with the naked eye, but what could be seen through smoked glass, the peculiar crescent shadows through the trees, and the weird light, will not soon be forgotten. President Bumstead, Professors Webster and DuBois, Mr. Smith, Miss Dodd, and Rev. and Mrs. Means, took the excursion train from Atlanta to see the eclipse at Barnesville. Professor Chase was also there. All felt well repaid. The day was excellent, and observations all along the line of totality in the Southern states were almost everywhere successful. Commencement Week The weather this year was unusually cool, and the attendance excellent. We give a brief summary of the events of the week. Class Exercises. These were made for the first time a part of the anniversary exercises, being held the night of Thursday, May 24. The friends of the graduating classes and of the school came in crowds, and the classes of 1900 surely have every reason to look back with pleasant memories not only upon their class night, but also upon all the exercises connected with the closing of their student life here. Phi Kappa Anniversary. The annual address was given by Mr. Stephen A. Peters ('97), B. D., upon the subject, The Nineteenth Century's Gift to the Twentieth, and reflected much credit upon the speaker. Baccalaureate Sermon, This was preached by the Rev. Frederick H. Means of Windham, Conn., to a crowded house. The thoughts were practical and admirably presented. We give extracts elsewhere. Alumni Reception. This was given by the Atlanta a-lumni to visiting alumni on Monday night, May 28. The exercises in Ware Memorial Chapel, at 8 p. m., were open to the public, and there was a large attendance. Prof. W. B. Matthews ('90), the president of the association, presided, and addresses were made by Dr. J. R. Porter, Pres. R. R. Wright, Miss M. A. Boswell and Mrs. Dinah W. Pace. Those who had died during the year were eulogized by Prof. W. H. Crog-man, Mr. W. J. Decatur and Prin. F. A. Curtright. Music was rendered Continued on second page,
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1900 no. 111|
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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 June 1900, no. 111.|
|Holding Library||Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center|