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Number 182 Atlanta, Georgia May, 1908 Program for Commencement Week Friday, May 22. 9:00 to 11:00 A. M. Public day at the Oglethorpe School. 8:00 P. M. Anniversary of the Phi Kappa Society. Sunday, May 24. 11:00 A. M. Baccalaureate Sermon, by Rev. Henry H. Tweedy, of Bridgeport, Ct. Monday, May 25. 8:30 A. M. to 1:00 P. M. Regular School Work. 8:00 P. M. Class Night Exercises. Tuesday, May 26. Thirteenth Annual Conference. Subject: The Negro Family. 10:00 A. M. Addresses by Dr.W. E.B. Du-Bois, Mr.William Benson of Kowali-ga, and the Very Rev. C. T. A. Pise, Dean of St. Philips Cathedral, Atlanta. 11:30 A. M. A Special Talk to Men. 11:30 A. M. A Special Talk to Women. 3:00 P. M. Annual Mothers' Meeting, in charge of the Gate City Free Kindergarten Association. Exhibit of Kindergarten Work and Methods by 150 Kindergarten Children. 8:00 P. M. "The Negro Family." The Venerable Archdeacon E. L. Henderson, of the Diocese of Atlanta. Miss Jane Addams, of Hull House Chicago. Wednesday, May 27. 10:30 A. M. Inspection of Industrial Work. 2:30 P. M. Annual Meeting of Trustees. 7:30 P. M. Alumni Meeting. Thursday, May 28. 10:00 A.M. Commencement Exercises, with address by Prof. W. S. Scarborough, A. M., LL. D., of Wilberforce University, Ohio. 8:00 P. M. President's Reception. The Third Annual Concert of Atlanta University On Monday evening, following Easter, the Musical Department of Atlanta University gave Gounod's Mass, St. Cecilia. There were one hundred and fifty voices in chorus and solo parts were also taken by students. A representative audience from the city, chiefly made up of graduates of the school, attended. The effect of the music was solemn and impressive. The whole occasion reflected great credit upon those who had undertaken to, render this music. This was the third annual concert. In 1906 Stainer's "The Daughter of Jai-rus" was rendered; inl907 Gaul's "The Holy City." Year after year the interest in these musical renderings has increased. On this occasion there were, in addition to our usual audience, quite a number of people from the city. We wish that more of the Southern people might take such occasions to become familiar with Atlanta University. "The Old Order Changeth" Inauguration of Pres. Hope Two events, both occurring on May 12th in this city, are significant of the fact that the "old order changeth.'' The first of these was the inauguration of John Hope, A. M,, as president of Atlanta Baptist College. The inauguration exercises were simple and dignified. The keynote was struck by the Rev. John E. White, pastor of the Second Baptist Church of this city, who seized upon the name of the president and made it the text of his discourse, which was optimistic. President Hope is a young man born into the problem and yet, as said by one of the speakers, he becomes president of a college not in virtue of his youth, not in virtue of his race, but because, whether a student or professor or as vice-president or as acting president, he has shown power. We wish for President Hope and Atlanta Baptist College many years of successful work under his administration. Death of Mr. Standing The second event was the funeral of the Rev. George Standing, who died in this city on Saturday, the 9th of May. In the death of Mr. Standing the colored people of Georgia, and to a certain extent of the whole South, have lost a prophet. He came to them immediately after the war from his English home, bearing in one hand the Bible and in the other hand the promise of an education. Perhaps no man since Lee's surrender has been more prominently identified with the development of the colored people of the South than Mr. Standing. To the older colored people of Georgia his death is a peculiarly sad event. It marks the passing of another of the earlier workers and one of the few who has lived long enough in the work to really measure its development. Perhaps there is no one who could contrast the condition of the colored people immediately after the war with the present condition as could Mr. Standing, and he lived long enough to see the fruits of his labor and to rejoice in the harvest. The funeral services were conducted exactly as he had planned them. The hymns which he had selected were sung. The church was literally packed with his friends and hundreds were unable to obtain admittance. For four hours the body lay in state at the Central Avenue Church, of which he had twice been pastor. He was truly a prophet of a new era; but now at eighty-four years of age he had laid his work down. It devolves upon the freedmen's children and their grandchildren to carry on his work. An Appeal This issue of the Bulletin goes to press in the midst of Commencement week. Before it reaches our friends the school year will be at an end and the students will have returned to their homes or gone to their places of summer work. The fiscal year closes with the end of June. Financially the year has been one of unusual perplexity because of the prevailing hard times. Most of our friends have renewed their usual gifts, some have found it necessary to curtail their donations, and others have found it impossible to give. The payments of the pupils have amounted to more than in previous years. Several substantial donations and many small ones have come from the graduates. And yet we need at least five thousand dollars additional for current expenses to make possible the completion of the year without deficiency. In fullness of attendance and in excellence of work the year has been most encouraging. May we not appeal to our many loyal friends to help us through with this year of exceptional financial stringency? We are deeply grateful for the generous help we have already received. E. T. Ware.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1908 no. 182|
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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 1908, no. 182.|
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