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NUMBER 164 ATLANTA, GEORGIA MAY, 1906 For statement of the work of Atlanta University see last page. Features of Commencement Week The public day at the Oglethorpe School, Friday, May 25. The address Friday night before the Phi Kappa society by Henry M. Porter ('03), Esq., the brilliant young lawyer in Augusta. The baccalaureate sermon by the Rev. Ozora S. Davis, Ph. D., of New Britain, Conn., one of our board of trustees, and the successor of Dr. J. W. Cooper in the pastorate at New Britain. Shakespeare's play, The Taming of the Shrew, given by the classes of 1906 on Monday night, under the direction of Mrs. Herndon. The Eleventh Atlanta Conference, on Tuesday, which is more fully noticed elsewhere. The alumni reunion and banquet, Wednesday night. The Commencement exercises, on Thursday, and the president's reception Thursday night. The commencement address by Prof. Franz Boas of Columbia University. ' The presence of President Bumstead, who is heartily welcomed back after his absence in Europe. Spelman's Twenty-fifth Anniversary Coming at the same time as that of Tuskegee, with its large prominence, the anniversary of Spelman Seminary did not attract as general attention from the public as it deserved. Spelman Seminary has had a remarkable growth since its origin in the basement of the Friendship Baptist church in this city, and has done a great work for colored girls, over 600 of whom are enrolled this present year. The anniversary exercises were held Apr. 6-11, and there was a large attendance of interested friends, as Secretary H. L. Morehouse of the Baptist Home Missionary Society, Dr. J. B. Simpson of the Virginia Union University, Mrs. Mary Church Terrell of Washington, and others. This institution was represented at the opening exercise by Prof. Adams, in a few words of welcome and congratulation on our behalf. The Eleventh Annual Conference This will be held on Tuesday, May 29. The subject will be: Physique, Health and Mortality. 10 A. M.—The Health of Students. 3 P. M.—Annual Mothers' Meeting, in charge of the Gate City Kindergarten Association. 8 P. M.—Tuberculosis, Physique, etc. The speakers will be Prof. Franz Boas of Columbia University, Dr. C. V. Roman of Nashville, Dr. S. P. Lloyd of Savannah, and others. Educational Statistics in Chatham County This is the county in which is situated the city of Savannah. By the census of 1900 the total population of the county was 71,239, of which 29,930 were white and 41,309 were colored. The school population in 1903 was: white, 7,659; colored, 11,736. There are 5,205 white pupils enrolled, taught by 127 teachers, the school property in use being valued at $346,000. There are 4,301 colored pupils enrolled, taught by 71 teachers, valuation of school property $50,000. The New Work of Pres. Sale For sixteen years the Atlanta Baptist College, our neighbor across the valley, has been under the wise and successful administration of Rev. Dr. George Sale. So successful has been his work, and so strongly has he gained the confidence of the American Baptist Home Missionary Society, that he has now been appointed Superintendent of Education of that society for its whole Southern field. Our best wishes go with Dr. Sale in his new work. We are especially glad that his headquarters will be in Atlanta, so that we shall not lose him from our pleasant Atlanta fellowship. We are still waiting, in common with multitudes of others, to see what will be done concerning the act of the Chattanooga mob, March 19, in defiance of the United States Supreme Court. A colored man had been convicted and sentenced to death, but under such circumstances that an appeal to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution had been granted. It was an appeal "to the flag," and the prisoner—was promptly lynched. What is to be done? A Select Bibliography of the Negro American This is No. 10 of the Atlanta University Publications. It is edited by Prof. W. E. Burghardt DuBois, corresponding secretary of the Atlanta Conference. It is a pamphlet of 71 pages, and can be obtained from the Atlanta University Press for 50 cents. A short bibliography, of 4 pages, was published by Prof. DuBois in 1900, and enlarged to 8 pages in a second edition, in 1901. The present bibliography is based upon this previous work, but very greatly enlarged. The pamphlet contains a brief report of the proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference, on Methods and Results, the resolutions passed by that conference, a bibliography of bibliographies , of the Negro American, and then a select bibliography, part I being arranged alphabetically by authors, and part II of periodical literature. Those who desire to know what has been written upon the different phases of the Negro problems, and by whom, will find this pamphlet of great value. President Bumstead sailed from Genoa on the Canopic, Apr. 27, expecting to reach Boston on Monday, May 14. He plans to enter at once upon his work. The Gate City Free Kindergarten Association held a mass meeting in Bethel A. M. E. church Sunday afternoon, April 8. Among the participants were Prof. DuBois, Miss Ware, Pres. Wm. H. Crogman('76), Rev. E. P. Johnson ('79), Mrs. George J. Burch('90), and Miss Harriette M. Landrum('98). The association has had a very successful year, conducting two free kindergartens, and with a good prospect of being able to do still better next year. On their return from Tuskegee, where they had been in attendance upon the 25th anniversary of that institution, Mr. Oswald Garrison Villard and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Phelps Stokes of New York made us a brief visit, April 6. It was a great pleasure to listen to Mr. Villard and Mr. Stokes, as they addrssed the school; a pleasure which was deepened by the thought that in having with us Mr. Villard we seemed the nearer to his grandfather, William Lloyd Garrison.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1906 no. 164|
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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 1906, no. 164.|
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