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NUMBER 119. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. MAY, 1901. (Thirty-second 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 27 officers and teachers. From the college and normal courses 382 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, five large brick buildings, library of 11,000 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 last public rhetorical exercise of the year, April 12., was well attended, and the program was excellent. President J. H. Barrows of Oberlin College addressed us April 26, upon his World-Pilgrimage. He spent a day with us, and both address and visit were greatly enjoyed. President and Mrs. W. G. Frost of Be-rea College visited us April 22, and we were favored by Pres. Frost with a suggestive sketch of some historical facts concerning the anti-slavery movement, and its relation to Berea College. Up to the present date the base-ball team has won three decisive victories, and suffered two defeats by narrow margins. Three of the four institutions in the league are very evenly matched, and the championship is still undecided. Visitors were numerous in April. A-side from the Ogden party, whose visit is more fully described elsewhere in our columns, and Presidents Barrows and Frost, we were called upon by Mr. Stephen Ballard of New York City, Mr. William Shaw of Boston, President Jones and Professor Shorter of Wilberforce University, and a number of others. We were favored on Saturday night, April 13, by two interesting talks from members of the class of 1890, both being residents of Atlanta. Dr. L. B. Palmer spoke concerning the University of Pennsylvania, from the medical department of which he graduated in 1899. Mr. W. O. Murphy, who has been successfully engaged in the grocery business since graduation, spoke concerning Business. Miss Dean, our teacher of sewing and dressmaking, is now able to do the greater part of her work. The recovery of Miss Smith has been so slow that she has decided not to resume her work this year, and her place as teacher of cooking and matron in the housekeeping cottage has been taken by Miss Bertina A. Leete of Claremont, N. H., a graduate of the School of Domestic Science and Christian Work in Boston, and also, for one year, assistant teacher of cooking in that institution. The preachers during April were Prof. Francis G. Peabody of Harvard University, Professors Murray and Parks of Gammon Theological Seminary, and Rev. G. J. Harris of Atlanta. The sermon of Prof. Peabody is more fully mentioned elsewhere in this issue. That of Prof. Parks was upon Temperance, Commencement Week. Friday, May 24. Anniversary Phi Kappa Society, - - 8 P. M. Sunday, May 26. Baccalaureate Sermon, - - - 11 A. M. Monday, May 27. Class Work, - - - 8: 30 to 3: 30. Class Night Exercises, - - - 8 P. M. Tuesday, May 28. Examinations, - - - 8: 30 to 12: 45. Sixth Annual Conference, - - 3 P. M. " " " - - 8 P. M. Wednesday, May 29. Inspection, Sewing and Printing, 10: 30 A. M. Inspection, Mechanical Dep't, - 10:30 A.M. Annual Meeting of Trustees, - - 2: 30 P. M. Alumni Meeting and Reception, - 8 P.M. Thursday, May 30. Commencement Exercises, - - 10 A. M. Alumni Dinner, - - - - 5 P.M. President's Reception, - - - 8 P. M. The baccalaureate sermon will be preached by Rev. William R. Richards, D. D., of Plainfield, N. J., and the commencement address will be delivered by Pres. C. Cuthbert Hall of Union Theological Seminary, New York City. The address before the Phi Kappa Society will be delivered by Pres. James M. Henderson of Morris Brown College. The general subject of the exercises of the Conference is, The Negro Common School. The three o'clock session will be an exposition of Kindergarten work by children under the direction of Miss Roberta Wolff. At the night session addresses will be given by Rev. J. E. Smith of Chattanooga, Tenn., Prof. Geo. A. Towns of Atlanta University, Prin. J. W. Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., Principals C. W. Hill and E. L. Chew of this city, and others. There will also be presented a report of the progress of the investigation by Prof. DuBois, Secretary of the Conference.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1901 no. 119|
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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 May 1901, no. 119.|
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