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NUMBER 128. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. MAY, 1902. (Thirty-third 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 412 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. Prof. George A. Goodwin of the Atlanta Baptist College occupied the pulpit Apr. 13, when Mr. Ware was absent in Augusta. Mr.W. D.Smith talked to us Saturday night, May 10, upon the subject, Money and Business. He illustrated his talk by exhibiting many kinds of money. Four of our teachers attended the meetings of the Southern Educational Conference at Athens : President Bum-stead, Professor Chase, Mr. Ware and Mr. Arnold. President Bumstead gave us an address the night of April 28, telling about the Southern Educational Conference at Athens, and the exercises at the inauguration of Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler as president of Columbia University. The catalogue bids fair to be completed earlier than usual this year. It will show the largest college department in our history, 49, as against 40 last year, and a previous highest total of 33. The total number of students whose length of stay and record in scholarship warrants their being catalogued is 282.. The Ogden party, attending the Southern Educational Conference, did not stop in Atlanta as last year. We were favored, however, by the presence of two members of that party, Mr. William R. Moody of East Northfleld, Mass., who spoke to us Sunday morning, April 27, and Mr. George Foster Peabody of New York, who addressed the Sunday school on the afternoon of the same day. Among recent guests have been Mr. George Foster Peabody of New York, Mr. William Ft. Moody of East Northfleld, Mass., Mr. H. W. Hubbard of New York, treasurer of the American Missionary Association, Mr. R. T. Dodd of New York, and Mrs. S. W. Layton of Philadelphia, president of the colored Woman's Baptist Mission Board. '91—Rev. S. X. Floyd is coming to be somewhat known as a poet. We reprint from Good Works, in our present issue, one of his poems, and another, A Colloquy, appears in the last New York Independent. News of Our Graduates '79—Rev. E. P. Johnson gives the address before the literary societies at Clark University on Monday night, May 12. '91—Mrs. Adrienne E. Herndon, who has been on a leave of absence for four months from her work as teacher here, that she might continue her studies in Dr. Curry's School of Expression in Boston, graduated there May 7. She had the place of honor upon the program. '94—Rev. S. A. Stripling, of Newnan, gave the annual address, Monday night, May 5, during commencement week at Gammon Theological Seminary, upon the subject, A New Minister for the Twentieth Century. Mr. Stripling graduated at that seminary in 1896. '99—The student paper of Talladega College, in an article on athletics in that institution, gives especial praise to W. J. Decatur, in charge of the Industrial department there, for his efficient help. We recall that the same thing was true of Mr. Decatur when he taught in Tougaloo University. Commencement Features May 23-29. The address by Henry N. Lee ('00) before the Phi Kappa society, Friday night. The baccalaureate sermon by President Horace Bumstead, D. D., on Sunday. Class night exercises, Monday night. The three sessions of the Seventh Annual Conference, subject, The Negro Artisan, on Tuesday. This, with a partial list of the speakers, is more fully alluded to elsewhere. The alumni exercises on Wednesday night. The address of Rev. S. M. Newman, D.D., as a part of the anniversary exercises upon commencement day, Thursday, May 29. The granting by the railroads of one and one-third fare, on the certificate plan, from points in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1902 no. 128|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friend and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is May 1902, no. 128.|
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