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NUMBER 137 ATLANTA, GEORGIA MAY, 1903 For statement of the work of Atlanta University see last page. ¦THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK In this book Dr. DuBois calls em-pahtic attention to the fact that the Negro, as a man, is more than a machine for the production of wealth, whether for others or for himself. He is in the image of God, with the aspirations and desires that belong to God's children. "Man shall not live by bread alone", for he has a soul; and in this book it is made to clearly appear that this is true of the colored man, as well as of any other man. The author does not undervalue the material side of life. He fully appreciates its great importance, and recognizes the value of habits of thrift, of honest manual labor, and of industrial training for the young. But the stress ought not to be laid wholly upon these points; they are already being emphasized. Dr. DuBois feels that the other side also needs emphasis; hence the present book. Some of the chapters in this book have appeared in print before, in the Atlantic Monthly, the World's Work, the Dial, the New World, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, being reprinted in altered and extended form. The larger part is entirely new. The phases of struggle and of life touched upon by the author are many and varied. The meaning of emancipation and also its results, personal leadership and its growth, the problem of education, the struggles of the millions of black peasantry, the intensity of religious feeling and the passion of sorrow, the struggle of the aspiring soul, and, as a closing chapter, the sorrow songs; these, in brief outline, sketch the contents of the book. We commend it to those readers who are seeking to understand what the author speaks of as "the problem of the Twentieth Century," "the problem of the color line." The book appeared in April; a second edition is already being called for and will soon appear. The Souls of Black Folk. By W. E. Burghardt DuBois. A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, publishers. 265 pp. THE EIGHTH ATLANTA CONFERENCE The prospect of a most interesting gathering at our eighth conference, on The Negro Church, is already fully assured. Valuable statistics will be presented by the secretary of the conference, Prof. W. E. Burghardt DuBois. Among the speakers will be Rev. Dr. Washington Gladden of Columbus, O.; Rev. Dr. C. B. Wilmer, rector of St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal church in Atlanta; Bishop Benj. F. Lee of the A. M. E. Church; Prof. Kelly Miller of Howard University; Mrs. Mary Church Terrell of Washington,' D. C, and others. There will be three sessions, on Tuesday, May 26. They will be at 10:00 a. m., 3:00 and 8:00 p. m. The second session will be a mothers' meeting, as usual. COMMENCEMENT FEATURES The address before the Phi Kappa society on Friday night, May 22, by Rev. H. H. Proctor of Atlanta. The baccalaureate sermon on Sunday. May 24, by Rev. Washington Gladden, D. D., of Columbus, Ohio. The class night exercises, May 25. The eighth Atlanta conference, three sessions, on Tuesday, May 26. Addresses will be delivered by Rev. Dr. Gladden and others. This is more fully announced elsewhere. The annual meeting and banquet of the Alumni, Wednesday night, May 27. Graduation exercises, including commencement address by Rev. S. M. Crothers, D. D., pastor of the First Parish Church, Cambridge, Mass., at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, May 28. The president's reception, the night of May 28. CONFERENCE OF CHARITIES AND CORRECTION The thirtieth National Conference of Charities and Correction met in Atlanta, May 6-12. About 600 delegates were present, from most of the states of the United States, and from Canada and Porto Rico. Quite a large number of the delegates were interested in our work, and about fifty visited us during the week of the Conference. Several of them addressed the school. In our next issue we shall give fuller particulars. News of Our Graduates '76—Pres. R. R. Wright of the Georgia State Industrial College delivered the Commencement address at Haines Institute, Augusta, of which Miss Lucy C. Laney ('73) is the principal, May 12. Prof. W. H. Crogman will perform a similar service at Le Moyne Institute, Memphis, May 28. '80—Hon. R. L. Smith, president of the Farmers' Improvement Society in Texas, is extending this most useful or-ginization into the northern part of the state. A meeting was recently held in Paris, where Mr. Smith is now located. The society numbered six months ago 3,146 members, and its members owned 56,740 acres of land. '94—Pres. B. F. Allen of Lincoln Institute is having a very successful year. We give extracts relative to a concert by his students elsewhere in our columns. '94—Work is being begun on the new model school for Negroes, five miles from Athens, of which Miss Judia C. Jackson is to be the principal. It is expected that the building will be finished and ready for occupancy by July 1. This is the school spoken of at length in our Febuary issue, which is being assisted by the General Education Board, and whose development will be watched with especial interest. '96—A farmers' conference was held at the Walker Baptist Institute in Augusta, of which N. W. Curtright is the principal, March 25. '97—Miss J. Ethel Purcell of Brunswick has recently graduated from the nurse training department in Howard University, Washington, D. C. '98—Miss Rosa M. Porter, who has taught in Madison since her graduation, was married last summer to Mr. Elmore C. Hames, a graduate of Lincoln University, Pa., and now a student in the theological department there. '00—Miss S. Madora Watts has been called twice this present year to assist in our school work here, during the illness of teachers. '02—Miss Inez V. Cantey is acting as typewriter for Dr. DuBois, this present year, in connection with his work upon the Atlanta Conference.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1903 no. 137|
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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 1903, no. 137.|
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